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I have a heil dx 1300. the fan doesn't work with ac. can i run heat?

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Breaker trips after bout 5 minutes


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When heat from wire exceeds breaker rating, it trips.
Something is causing heat on the wire, wire is too small for the amp draw, there is short circuit, or breaker is bad.
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Put amp-meter on wire and read amp draw through wire.
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