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I suspect you have electric heat? your element maybe shorted!

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Sounds like incorrect wiring, like you have a "hot" wire going to the chassis somewhere. I'd double/triple check the connections. If you only pulled off the 2 thermostat wires, and reconnected them directly back, then it's unlikely that's the problem, but if you disconnected the thermal fuse or other connectors along the way, it sounds like something is hooked back up wrong. Good luck!

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you said it yourself. when an electrical device is running it produces amps, with every amp is a unit of heat. breakers are heat sensitive as well. so you might want to consider a new breaker. newer breakers are made out of better materials that are able to displace heat more efficiently. or check to make sure the screws on the terminals where the wires go in are tight. if there is a loose connection that will increase the units of heat traveling through the termination. or, worse case scenario, like when all hope is lost. splice in some more wire, correctly, emphasis on correctly, and relocate the breaker. perhaps use insulation around the breaker, non flammable of course.

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Check the amperage of the breaker or change the breaker out completely with a new one. The tripping problem is that the breaker itself is heating up to the point that the bi-metal in the breaker (safety device) is throwing the breaker off. This could be the problem for you however, I would get an ampherage draw from the unit to insure that the breaker is the proper size for the unit. If you can find what kilowatt the unit is divide that number by the amount of current being supplied and that will give you the breaker size.

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1. The units should match up without a problem.
2. You will need a 40 or 50 amp breaker for the A/H and 5 KW heat strip. You will probably need a 20 or 25 Amp for the condensing unit. I would check the FLA (full load amps) rating on both units, total them and install a breaker with no more than 20% more rating than the total. You can install a small box at the A/H with a breaker for the A/H and one for the condensing unit.

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Hi, check amps on unit, and make sure breaker matches, check unit voltage tag, it will tell you what size breaker you need, or may be breaker is loosing resistance, replace breaker, if problem continues, a/c maybe over working because of high temp, temp. affect amperages, and that would be normal, if it trips after few hrs. also check a/c for lack of freon, sometimes, they need a tap up of refrigerant, not enough freon and they would run longer, get hotter and eventual trips. breaker doing his job. good luck

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