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How often should the A/C comp. cycle?

Just a quick quesiton for your guy's. My A/C compressor cycles every 15 seconds or so at idle. I'm aware this could be because it is a little undercharged. It blows cold and blows cold fast when you turn it on. I'm wandering if it's normal. I know it's supposed to cycle due to having a orifice tube instead of an expansion valve. But is mine cycling too much? There are TONS of SD's in my town and it seems like I remember the ones I pay attention to cycling alot too.
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yes, it will cycle alot whith use of defrost.
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I have noticed what sounds like the clutch engaging on mine with just the heat on, that didn't seem right to me. Does anybody know if the compressor should cycle on just heat?
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mine does, wondered about that tonight. I even turned the controls off and it still cycled a lot???

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How can you tell the A/C is cycling?
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