Question about Heating & Cooling
Does it trip immediately? Is the breaker a single pole or a double pole?
Posted on Sep 05, 2009
That is usually a sign that either the compressor has shorted to ground or the fan motor is bad.
Posted on Sep 05, 2009
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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
SOURCE: AC tripping breaker.
Check its wiring connection. Could be loose connection, corrosion.Or the breaker is already retiring. If the breaker is fairly rated to the aircon unit. Also insect could be the culprit.
Posted on May 25, 2009
You're unit is a 31/2 ton according to the numbers.Normally, breakers will only be in a half way posistion when tripped. Yes, under most conditions, the fuse will blow before the breaker trips. I have seen this many times, the breaker may be weak, burned, loose wires and so tighten wires, check the condition of the breaker.It sounds like the breaker even though it is 60 amps, is the problem and you should replace it with out hesitating. This will solve you're problem. When you pull the breaker out, look at the metal clips that snap in on the buss bar to see if they have been overheating.And the buss bar its self. You will know. I am sure this will take care of you're problem. Good Luck,
Posted on Dec 07, 2009
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