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Could be more to the problem
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Posted on Apr 27, 2017
First be sure you are wired using the heat pump letters inside the tstat. Then check the settings on the tstat. Be sure it is setup for a heat pump with backup electric heat. Try the system in cooling and see if it is cooling properly (15 to 20 degree temp difference between return and supply) or try removing the white wire from the tstat and capping safely inside and see if that keeps the heat strips off. But, as stated, there are a number of reasons why this could be happening, you need a professional.
Posted on Apr 27, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Need to make sure your wire size to the inside unit is large enough to handle the amperage, that you have a two stage heat thermostat.
Posted on Jan 04, 2008
The outside fan should be running except when the Heatpump goes in to defrost mode. Then the fan stops with the compressor running and it switches the reversing valve to heat up the outdoor coil. That should last about 5 min and you may see steam come off of the outdoor coil. That's normal.
Is the compressor running? It's possible that it's stuck in defrost or the fan simply died. I hope this helps.
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
Unfortunately, the wiring diagrams for heat pumps are not so easy to come up with. The outdoor unit will have its own diagram, but may not include the indoor air handler and will probably not include the thermostat. That said, the orange wire is commonly run from the thermostat to the reversing valve in the outdoor unit. This wire is usually not connected to the indoor airhandler. The orange wire is usually used in a unit that has the reversing valve energized in cool. Ruud, however has its reversing valve energized in heat. Probably not useful but maybe helpful
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
SOURCE: Amana Heat Pump Tripping Breaker
My guess I would say, you either have a wire that is short to ground or if the contacter pulls in, then I would say the compresser is short to ground.There also could be some capacitors that could be short.
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
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