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My thermostate is off and the compressor stays running. And the fan is off, I have to shut the breaker off to turn the compressor off

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Relay board issue.

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Relay for the compressor may be stuck ( Contacts welded) both the fan and the compressor should operate at the same time. Have the relay(s) checked and possibly replaced.

Posted on May 31, 2008

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SOURCE: 579 series, 13.5K BTU Rooftop trips AC circuit breaker in hot weather...

Is your condensing unit located in a well ventilated area and have an ample space, atleast a foot, from the rooftop flooring? Just make a check that free flowing outside air properly ventilates the condensing unit specially on high ambient temperatures. Hope this would solve your problem

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Duo Therm compressor tries to start and kicks out

I don't think these little units have a start capacitor but what I would do is check that the on/off switch wires to make sure they aren't loose. Also check the wires to the compressor for loose wires as well. It is possible that these are the first signs that the compressor is about to fail. They also can act up some when they haven't been used for awhile and then you try and start them up. Try running the unit for a few hours without asking it to cycle. It might just be a sticky valve.

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

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SOURCE: air conditioner will trip breaker when trying to cycle back on

The compressor motor , once warm is grounding out due to wear and is going bad.Have the compressor replace while it is still clean is cheeper and easier that doing it after a burn out,which  will eventually happen,if the compressor is tripping the brreaker as I suspect..

Posted on May 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Compressor will not shut off.

could be a thermostat problem

Posted on Oct 02, 2009

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