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Keeps triping breaker in air con unit

Compressor gets hot

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  • fvmaryjane1 Nov 22, 2008

    it is a brand new unit could it be an air lock in the water cooling system(how long would it take to over heat wit no water flow) 

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I am not an a/c person, but am offerring up this one thing that I've heard.....

there are capacitors that are in the A/C unit's outside (compressors) and in the heating units (typically in the attic). If these get bad they can cause the compressors to have to work super extra hard and that can be what is causing it to get overheated - I'd be very very cautious at this point and spend the buck to have someone come out. If that is the case the compressor may already being in failure mode. We were fortunate. We caught it before ours went totally out, but for years it has been bad and has caused the compressor to work doubletime - call someone on this!

Sorry! :(

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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