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Largest circut breaker allowed on a residential heat pump

We have an older heat pump that wasn't running. Also have a ServiceOne contract to service the unit. Service One installed some sort of a boast device to help the compressor start but it continually blew tripped the circut breaker. The continued to increase the size of the circut breaker and I believe it is up to 50 AMPs now. The home is in Phoenix Az Do you know if this is safe? If it continues to trip, I assume they will continue to resize the circuit breaker until it stops. I'm somewhat concerned with this becoming a fire hazzard.

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Sounds like the breaker is doing it's job. Stopping an over amping condition. You need to find out what the breaker is feeding power to. If it is the outdoor unit or the indoor unit. Also, the wire used has to be sized to the breaker otherwise, it will burn inside the walls and start a fire! Both the indoor and outdoor units should have tags or lables stating what the required amount of power is required. Better not let them do anything else untill you get more info. Sounds very dangerous to me but, I'm not there seeing what's going on.
Hope this helps!

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