Question about Heating & Cooling
You need to get in a technician to find the reason for the breaker tripping
it could be problem insulation or pest infestation causing ground leakage
otherwise you will be wasting money on the repair by replacement merry go round
Posted on Dec 10, 2016
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: breaker keeps tripping
If the breaker itself is more than 15 years old, replace it. If it continues to switch off, check the amp draw of both the inside and outside unit.
Posted on Sep 12, 2007
If your outside condenser has a locked rotor or short circuit, than the unit WILL trip the breaker - as it should. On the other hand if a breaker is tripped a few times it will have less of a capacity that the rating, (this is designed in it). You will need to determine if the unit is locked (and broken) or the breaker has become too sensitive.
Posted on Apr 22, 2008
If the fan is running and the compressor is getting hot and tripping off you may have a failed capacitor.
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
You need to borrow a clamp on style amp gauge, and check amp draw on black wire in box where hydro wires connect. (PLEASE, be careful, and if not experienced in this type of test, don't try it, due to likelihood of getting a shock. ) If it's the compressor kicking in that's causing the breaker to trip, and capacitor is good, then it's usually a problem with either low incoming (supply) 110-120 AC voltage, which will cause high amperage draw, or compressor on it's way out causing high amp draw. If it's only drawing 15-18 amps, and your tripping a 20 amp breaker, then breaker is getting weak.
Posted on Jun 05, 2010
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