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If you're popping a breaker, you either have a weak breaker or you have a short in your unit. If it's the outdoor unit that's tripping your might check the amps when the unit is trying to start to see what the amp draw is, then check the fan motor, fan capacitor, compressor, compressor capacitor, start capacitor and start relay or points on contactor. If you're not fimiliar with electrical it's best to have a HVAC company check this for you.

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