The a/c was running and it was really cold outside one night and the electrical breaker tripped for the first and only time .I reset the breaker and tried to power up the control display and nothing worked at all .the receptacle was powered up but no control power . Is there a control fuse in the display board or a small breaker or inline power overload .if so where is it and how would i recognize it and try a replacement . since it is colder outside i would bring the a/c indoors and warm it up completely before testing it or jumpering out to bypass any o/l control device to prove the device is blown.then i would replace the device to maintain the proper protection, Is there a schematic available for this unit showing the o/l devices ?? And where can i see it.?
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There is a reason it's tripping..First I would have the dryer cleaned out it sound like the unit is full of lint and is holding heat also bad ventilation in dryer exhaused. If it's tripping it's electrical hydeparkappliancerepair.com
Either you have a ground fault or the GFCI is toasted. Turn off the power to the GFCI, open the box the GFCI is in and disconnect the output wires, close up the box, re-energize, and try to reset it again. This will tell you which problem you have.
I would check with your owners manual to see what they reccomend for minimum breaker size. I don't remember on this particular model but it may be a single element instead of dual element. The single element usually use more power than dual. I would also check thermostat settings if this is a dual element. They should never be set at same temperature. Also if it continues to trip breaker I would check all wiring,then replace breaker. Sometimes they do wear out and trip when they really shoul not. Hope this helps. Thanks
What you described 'shouldn't' be happening - "if" the outside fuses and the inside breaker are sized correctly for your air conditioner.
I would make sure that the fuses in your outside disconnect were the proper size (for your AC), and that the inside breaker was of suffienct size to handle the air conditioner, and whatever else might be on the circuit.
Note: You would never want the 'outside fuse size' to be bigger than the inside breaker.
For example: 50 amp fuses in the outside disconnect and a 40 amp inside breaker is a no-no.
Often, for whatever reasons - someone will put larger fuses in the outside disconnect than what is called for.
When this happens the inside breaker is the only safety on the AC.
The problem is - for whatever reason - your inside breaker should not be tripping off.
It's likely that the AC may be on a inside breaker "that also has other things i.e. dryer, electric range or Refrigerator," and therefore any of these components 'including' the air conditioner could be causing the inside breaker to 'trip.'
One way to check this would be to 'un-plug' whatever else you had on the inside breaker - and then run your air conditioner and see if the breaker trips. Let's say you have the refrigerator and the air conditioner on the same inside breaker. You suspect the refrigerator is causing the inside breaker to trip - so you unplug it - and then turn on the air conditioner. "Now" it does not trip the inside breaker and assuming you have the proper fuses in the outside disconnect - you could safely say the air conditioner is ok - but - the refrigerator might be on the blink.
It's also possible that you just have too much on the inside breaker and you need to plug the refrigerator in to another outlet.
Still, if it was me - I think I would really think 'hard' about calling a Service Tech out - and let him/her diagnose the problem.
Check the difference between your incoming voltages at these times, it may be, if your plugged in to park power, the voltage getting to you may be less due to neighbors using more. If you have a genny, try using it when this happens and see if it trips. More lights, TV's etc are probably being used at night by others.
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.
Something doesn't sound right here. You indicate 2 200Amp breakers. With a single service entering the house, this is not possible. The "sub-panel" to the pool house is more likely a 100Amp setup, yes? If not, you have a bad setup and it should be corrected. I would suspect that you are attempting to pull too much current to the pool and that is what is tripping the breaker. Also, these breakers should not be run over about 80% of their capacity for the long haul. If they are, they tend to age and get either real sensitive causing tripping when it shouldn't or you can run 500Amps through it and it won't trip.
My suggestion is to revisit the setup. If the pool house is fed from the main panel, make sure that the breaker for it is not 200Amp. Second, try disabling the pool house breaker to see if that is the source of the problem and look more closely there.
it is normal for a breaker that is run right on the edge (50 amp and your furnance to use 45) to get weak after a while . the first thing you should do is change the breaker with the same type and amp rateing . it should take care if it