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Normal running amp draw for a compressor on a ARB2259CS ?

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This info should be listed on the model-serial number tag. It should be listed as "RLA" which stands for Running Load Amperage.

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SOURCE: compressor has a 11.4 amp draw but compressor not

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A relay starts the compressor with a higher voltage and then quickly kicks out
It does a lot of clicking (trying to start over and over again)
If thats what is happening with yours
Its best for a tech to replace The relay but you can do it
Take your model number to your Local Appliance parts store they will have a diagram
showing you how to install the relay. Its called a hard start relay
I use part no ERP410 POWER START RELAY, CAPACITOR AND OVERLOAD all in one. (110 v)

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Kenmore coldspot compressor draws 1.4 AMPS when running but when it does not start it draws 8 AMPS


When you turn the compressor off you have high pressure on the output side - If you do not wait for the unit to equalize pressures before restarting, often, a compressor will not start - when this happens it draws a lot of power as your measurements indicate.

The technical reason why unit draws so much power when it is stalled is that the motor acts as a generator in the reverse direction of current flow. The reverse current or back EMF serves as a brake to the incoming current. So if you have 8 amps rushing in and the motor generates a back emf of 6.6 while running the resultant draw is 1.4. Capiche?

If motor does not turn on after a cycle it is because the thermostat is not closing properly. I would change it. U might also want to check out the condition of the start relay or hard start cap. If that is not working properly the compressor will not start.

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The rla on my weather king ac specs says 26 amps but a serviceman measured the current at 40 amps. he said the compressor was on its way out and recommended i install a new unit. is he correct? what would...


Hi, if a compressor draws that many amps above its running load amps, it is not normal at all. It would be tripping the breaker at 25 to 27 amps!! If the compressor is overloading that much, it wouldn't run at all.It could be that your outdoor coil is very dirty causing this reading. Take a water hose and wash it out good. Careful not to bend the aluminum fins when doing this.If the specs say 26 R.L.A., it wouldn't run at all at 40, no way at all. This tech must be green, or very fresh out of school.Wash the coil to bring the head pressure down, and see if it starts cooling. Any compressor that draws max amps will shut off on internal overload. If the compressor is on its way out, and he said its drawing 40 amps, it would be locked up, L.R.A, locked rotor amps. Wash that coil very well, as this is what causes high amps, and see what happens. He is wrong.Have them send a different tech out free of charge, and tell him what I have told you. If the compressor is 30 years old, it still could not draw that many amps, as the breaker, or fuse would blow in a second, or it would lock up! Please keep me posted,
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For the past two days I have had to reset the main circuit breaker for the outside unit. It appears to be running fine now. I'm just wondering is this an indication of the compressor about to go bad,...


Bill, first thing, make sure the outdoor coil isn't stopped up with dirt. This will cause the compressor to overheat and possibly trip the breaker. If you you can check the amp draw that would be good. Look on the data tag on the outside unit and look for RLA or "running load amps". Running amp draw should never exceed this number, it should actually normally run 10% under RLA. If its real hot where you are like it is here (109) it will be running close to RLA.
If you coil is stopped up with dirt, etc., turn off the breakers, use you water hose and sprayer and carefully wash out the coil.
If all this fails, and your amp draw is good, change your breakers. Hope this helps , stay cool.. Mark

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Ice cubes & frozen food thawed out, food in refrig not cold. Compressor runs for 20-25 second and clicks off, after 1-2 min comes back on. The a/c amps reads 8.5 wht wire and 9.5 on red wire to the...


You are cycling on the compressor overload, meaning the compressor is drawing excessive amperage, the overload takes it out then it cools down and tries again. the normal amp draw for those compressors is 3-4 amps. Have you checked the condenser fan and made sure the coil is clean?
unfortunately those compressors cannot be serviced

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Sounds like it must be about a 2.5- 3 ton system. The 13amps has to be the compressor draw -normal. and 38 on the strips- normal. 2.9 fan -normal.

You may want to check your wiring to see where the outside unit gets its power. Theres nothing inside that can draw 13 amps. That almost has to be the compressor power wire.

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With no air in the tank and amp meter connected to one leg of line, start compressor and note amp draw thru cycle. It should draw low amps at first then reach rated amp draw close to end of cycle(most likely 12-15 amps). If amp draw is normal then replace thermal breaker. Older compressors have thermal breaker incorporated within winding and may not be easily replaced (but not impossible). If amp draw is higher than rated, check capacitor for proper rating and make sure that the in-tank check valve is not leaking pressure back to pump. Good holidays

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My amana model arb2259cs is not cold but the motor runs


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Hi my botton frezer no working the compressor its hot


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AC runs for 5 minutes and then circuit breaker


What else do you have running on hydro while AC is running? Such as coffee maker, microwave, water heater, fridge. That 30 amp breaker is your main breaker I assume, or breaker on pole your plugged in to. Keep in mind your AC will normally draw approx. 15-17+ amps momentarily when compressor kicks in to cool, then drop back to 12-15 amps when running normal. If your AC is drawing too much current, then you would only normally trip 20 amp breaker for AC in your panel. Try switching other appliances to gas operation while running AC, such as water heater, and fridge. Make sure incoming voltage is up to specs as well . (115-120 volts)
If water heater takes 5-8 amps, and fridge takes same when they are calling for power, you'll be close or over the 20amp mark when you consider your on board converter etc. as well. That only leaves approx 10 amps for AC that requires approx 15 amps to run, and up to 20amps when compressor kicks in. If you switch all those other items over to propane, and it still happens, then a current draw test should be done on AC unit to see if perhaps a capacitor is faulty, or possible compressor faulty.

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