Question about Goodman CLQ36AR49 Air Conditioner
The air handler (which is on a separate breaker) runs, but the heat pump does not. Something is causing the breaker to trip. As far as I know things were working fine when the heater was running. I am going to try the heater again to see if the heat pump breaker trips.
Without looking up the specifications for this heat pump, I cannot be certain, but I expect the operation to provide cooling may require more power than when heating. You probably can find the specifications online for this unit. As you probably know, power is measured in watts and is calculated by voltage times current. This also is likely to be 240 volts operation. If you take the specified power on cooling and divide by voltage (240), that will indicate the current in amperage that will be required to start it. Your circuit breaker is set for current and needs to be a higher current than is required. If that is the problem, you can buy circuit breakers at Home Depot or Lowes. You have to remove the front panel of your breaker box and snap out the circuit breaker. To be safe it would be good to turn off the main breaker switch before you open the front panel and remove the circuit breaker for the heat pump. Should your calculation of current required be less than the rating of the circuit breaker, that implies a malfunction of the heat pump in the cooling mode and would require a service call to the local representative of the heat pump manufacturer.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Whats the amp breaker? Is this for the inside unit or the outside condenser? If the inside and gas heat you have a bad fan motor, If its an electric furnace , the same, but if its the outside unit, the fan could be going bad, locking up and the compressor still runs and pulls high ampsand tripps breaker or the compressor is just pulling too many amps due to plugged coils with dirt , grass or weeds blocking airflow.(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Posted on Jun 09, 2008
SOURCE: tripping breaker
There is a short circuit in the fan motor or compressor most likely. Disconnect the common wire to the compressor and try again. If the fan comes on and the breaker does not trip you have a bad compressor or a bad wire touching somewhere. Also,check the capacitor. Is it bulgded out or a burned wire? Could be a bad capacitor.
Posted on Aug 22, 2009
either bad motor ....or.... if you are lucky a bad run capacitor. you will need some sort of capacitor checker and multimeter to diagnose it further.
Posted on Oct 31, 2009
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