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Just last night we had to turn on our AC for the first time this year. However after about an hour we noticed that air was blowing in through our vents, but it wasn't cold. I went and checked our AC unit outside, and noticed it hadn't kicked on. Since it was too dark, we shut off the thermostat and waited until today. Before leaving for work I went outside to check the unit in the light. Lo and behold, there was a red and white electrical wire that looked like it was disconnected from the unit.
The only explanation I could think of was that one of our Huskies disconnected it. They hang around that side of the house most of the day, and like to run between the wall and the unit where the wires/hoses are hanging. I'm sure they tripped on it and caused it to pull out. There were no signs of chewing, however I'm going to cover the unit with a fence or case to prevent this in the future.
Mainly my question is should I spend the $80.00 to have a professional come out and see how big of an issue this is? Or is this something I can simply do myself? I've done small electrical work in the house such as creating an outlet for our over-the-oven microwave, and re-wiring all of our outlets and light switches. However because I'm not familiar with AC units I don't know how this compares. I've taken two photos to show the wire, and where I THINK it came from.
You can see a small hole in the background here. This is where I think the wire was pulled from.
This is the wire that was no longer attached to the unit.