Question about Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

Air conditioner trips circuit only in the evening?

Our York central air (10 years old) all of a sudden trips it's circuit breaker only at night (temperatures humid and about 75, programming set to drop inside home temp to 70 while we sleep). Capacitor replaced first. That night unit tripped circuit. Unit was running higher than normal ampage while on, so removed some freon (whatever it is called now) to see if it was causing the unit to be too cold. Again, that night unit tripped circuit. Finally, circuit (40 amp) replaced. That didn't work either, that night unit tripped circuit. Any ideas????

Posted by on

  • Karen Gull Jul 29, 2009

    I don't believe the repair company that was out doing all this work "released" any freon into the atomosphere. They used some kind of equipment to empty it. From what I understand...freon isn't the product in airconditioning units any longer anyway. Just making sure you understood, I wasn't doing all this work...a reputable company was.

    Thanks for the ideas.

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 2,237 Answers

First off, it's illegal to release freon into the atmosphere. the epa could charge you $32,500, so keep it under your hat. second, if it's getting too cold where the evaporator coils are icing up, it's too lille freon, not too much. as for the breaker tripping, your compressor might be wearing out. if it's pulling too much current, the motor is failing and the compressor needs replacing. and do not do it yourself unless you're certified by the epa to move freon and have the proper equipment to recollect the used freon.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do i fix my central air conditioner from tripping the circuit breaker?


tripping circuit breakers indicate shorts in the system or overload from a compressor failure
call in a technician to properly diagnose the problem and get a quote

Jun 01, 2016 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

Amana RCE24C2A trips circuit breaker


tripping the circuit means the unit is has a ground, "means some peeled wire inside is touching its metal case"

Jun 01, 2013 | Amana Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

Runs well in evening, during heat of midday shorts out.


Clean coils both inside and out. Then see what happens.

Jul 07, 2010 | Sharp AF-R100DX Air Conditioner

1 Answer

Central AC unit replaced breaker trips after running 20min


Unit is drawing two may amps for the breaker. Could be compressor sticking.

Jul 22, 2009 | Weather King 10AJA6001AH Air Conditioner

2 Answers

When turning on central air, our main electrical breaker is tripping. This is a brand new home barely over 1 year old. Should the AC have a warranty not covered by a builders contract??


Builders give a one year warranty but your air conditioner has five years on all parts. Anything outside the unit is not covered under the ac warranty. Breakers,stopped up drain and dirty coils.

Jun 09, 2009 | Weather King 10AJA6001AH Air Conditioner

1 Answer

York Air Handler trips main circuit breaker


almost has to be the electric heat strip coils. they usually come on in stages. when the damaged strip comes on it kicks breaker. turn off all power, check with a meter , gently remove strips and inspect for broken or shorted coils. usually best to buy a new heat strip module. they are usually held in place as a module with 4 screws and a snap together wire connector .good luck. i have had some success if the wires are broken and not to brittle by bending a minute loop in the end of each wire and reconnect with the tiniest screw and washer and nut you can find, i'm talking real tiny. about the size of a bb if you can find em , or you can remove the damaged strip wire entirely to get some heat from remaining.

Nov 23, 2008 | Heating & Cooling

3 Answers

Heat Pump/Furnace Trip Circuit Breaker


My system will run for a short period and then suddenly trips the circuit breaker in the main panel for the heat pump.

I have a Goodman - 3 ton system about 8 - 9 yrs old. I'm being told that I need to replace the heat pump/air conditioner compressor?

What do you think?

Oct 22, 2008 | Haier Energy Star ESA3183 Air Conditioner

4 Answers

Duo therm air conditioner


my duo therm air works beautifuly all day but at night when we go to bed it seams to turn on and shut off rapidly. what could be wrong?

Jul 06, 2008 | Dometic Rooftop RV Air Conditioner

Not finding what you are looking for?
Heating & Cooling Logo

Related Topics:

308 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Heating & Cooling Experts

paulcarew

Level 3 Expert

2515 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Donni Steen

Level 3 Expert

659 Answers

Are you a Heating and Cooling Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...