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I have a Carrier AC unit with a heat pump. I noticed that it wasn't cooling and the circuit breaker had tripped. When I reset the breaker and try to start it again, it trips againafter 10 seconds. The outside unit fan comes on briefly, but dies when its tripped. I had the capacitor changed just 50 days ago and I'm thinking it gone again. Is that normal? What should I do?

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Check with your contractor to see if their repair is warrantied. If it is not call someone who carries a warranty and satisfaction guarantee on repairs. It is likely that you got a bad capacitor, however, this typically will not trip a breaker. It's possible that other issue(s) caused the capacitor failure.
How old is this unit?

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