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Have a package unit that is tripping the circuit breaker early in the morning, around 5 a.m. each day for the past few days. The blower fan motor was recently replaced, but it seems to work fine, all day in fact, after resetting the breaker. (After letting rest for a bit before resetting the breaker.) Why would it only trip in the morning? It cuts off and on fine all other times, but only in the morning does it trip.

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Check your crankcase heater. Likely on a temp sensor, only kicks on when temp drops to a certain point and when it does, trips the breaker.

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Excessive current draw when motor first starts could and most likely does cause this breaker trip. I would check wiring connections to motor, check cold motor start up amperage draw, also breaker may be the issue (weak bimetal spring).

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SOURCE: my ac circuit breaker keep tripping

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.

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SOURCE: AC breaker trips after 10 minutes

Whats the amp breaker? Is this for the inside unit or the outside condenser? If the inside and gas heat you have a bad fan motor, If its an electric furnace , the same, but if its the outside unit, the fan could be going bad, locking up and the compressor still runs and pulls high ampsand tripps breaker or the compressor is just pulling too many amps due to plugged coils with dirt , grass or weeds blocking airflow.(koolbreezes74401@yahoo.com)

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SOURCE: Heat pump trips circuit breaker

i want to know the size of breaker to use.we are using a 30,30,30,30but it is kicking off.would a 40,40,40,40or higher be better if they sell them.

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SOURCE: Unit outside isnt working

Replace the run capacitor, too.

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SOURCE: fan blows but not cold

possible breaker is bad. Have an electrician do an amp test on the compressor which will tell you if the compressor is bad. That is the only way to test the compressor. I would change the breaker first due to the age of the breaker and (if it hasn't been changed out before) due to the amount of time the breaker has ran your a/c system. I f this breaker continues to trip I would have the units compressor checked on amps being pulled from electric service

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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