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Maytag ac trips at plug constantly

I wait 10 or 15 minutes and reset it but it seems to be tripping quicker now. What could the cause(s) be since it is brand new out of the box....been running all of one or two days before it started doing this......please help.

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Re: maytag ac trips at plug constantly

First, get your money back or get a replacement for no charge. now, when you reset it, are you resetting the circuit breaker? if so, then first try another appliance that will demand near the same current as yours (~7-8 amps). if breaker does trip, check your house wiring. if not, then your unit's compressor motor is demanding too much current (assuming you have a 15A or 20A breaker)-not a pretty fix here. look for another unit

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If a circuit breaker was tripped, unplug the unit before resetting the circuit breaker. Then plug the unit back in and turn it ON. If the breaker trips again, there may be a short in the AC wiring or there is another electric appliance on that same circuit, that may be causing an overload, when the AC unit is ON.

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My plug has a reset button on it. It worked for like a day then tripped. Now everytime I reset it it trips as soon as i plug it in the outlet

Jacob, it would seem from what you have described, the AC unit has an electrical fault in it somewhere. Or the receptacle may have a wiring short, loose wire, etc. If you can, try plugging the unit into another receptacle, that's on a different circuit than the one you're now using. That way, if it trips again, it's in the AC unit, not the receptacle. In which case, you can either get a continuity tester or multimeter and check all the circuits in the AC unit to find the problem. Then locate the part(s) you need and repair it yourself. Or you can arrange to have it repaired. It may be something simple like a loose connection or it could be more serious. Weigh the cost of repairing it against purchasing a new one. Then make your decision from that.

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