Air conditioner pop and then blew refriderant or something
Air conditioner tripped our curcuit breaker. Reset circuit breaker and plugged airconditioner in to turn on the fan only, heard a pop and then it blew refriderant or something (smelled a little like ozone)
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This can because by a couple of things. An electrical fault within the AV Unit or the electrical circuit the unit is plugged into has other electric appliances on the same circuit. Thereby, overloading that one circuit. Try plugging the unit into another outlet that is on a different circuit. If it trips a circuit breaker then, the problem is within the unit. In which case, you will need to have the unit checked and serviced.
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the 20 amp circuit should more than handle a 6.5 amp load, the 6.5 is the rating of the operating AC not of the circuit that is required to be attached to it. If the "pop" noise is the breaker tripping the circuit may be miswired, the unit mayhave a short to ground, as the circuit breaker is designed to trip on an over amp situation or a situation where 20 amps is exceeded. Di you verify that the circuit voltage id correct, eg: 220 volt or 110 volts. and that it matches the unit nameplate.
Either there is something wrong with the unit or you have something else plugged into the same circuit. Air Conditioning units draw a lot of power and will trip a breaker if there is a moderate load on the same circuit. Try plugging it in to an outlet that you know doesn't have anything else on it. The other thing you can do is see what else turns off when the breaker trips, that will tell you what else is on the circuit.
Possible loose connections on the wires to the breakers,
or in the unit. loose connections casuse the wire to overamp and trip the breaker.
Also it's possible the breaker it's self is bad.
there ar also other possibilites but the 2 formentioned is the most common cause.