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The A/C runs for about 1 - 2 mins. and then the circuit breaker kicks in. There seems to be a short. Could this be the problem or is it something else?

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It is more likely to be dirty. If the unit had a short it probably wouldn't start or it would trip instantly. You need to pull the internal unit from the housing, take it outside and wash it down with a spray hose. Let it dry in the sun completely before reinstalling. NOTE: Remove any electronic control panels prior to cleaning. IF you get these wet, they may not work properly after drying. If that doesn't fix it, it could be low on freon. You can get them serviced but it would probably be less expensive to just replace the unit, unless you have a friend that has the equipment to repair widow unit.

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