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Throwing breaker after plugging in.

I've checked for burn't wiring and found none.I then ran my ohm meter from the positive power wire to just about everywhere else in the unit and show continuity.Any ideas?

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Sounds like the compressor is causing an overload. I honestly would have a Tech come look at it before I tried to deal with it any further.

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