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Sounds like you have a grounded compresser with a direct short.To know for sure you can disconnect the compresser and then flip the breaker and see if it still trips.If it still does check the motor,but this is most likley the compresser sorry.Carrier does have a 5 yr warranty so hurry and call someone it could still be in warranty!

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