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Breaker keeps tripping

My air conditioner stopped working yesterday. I went to check the circuit break case and saw that the one for the air conditioner was tripped. I switched it all the way to the off position then back to the on position. I turned on t

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    My air conditioner stopped working yesterday. I went to check the circuit break case and saw that the one for the air conditioner was tripped. I switched it all the way to the off position then back to the on position. I turned on t


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If breaker won't hold compressor is not going bad it is. A simple way to chech your breaker: Make sure breaker is off. Turn power off at outside disconnect. Disconnect the high voltage leads from the incoming at the contactor. Wire nut them. Turn the breaker back on. If it stays engaged you know its not the breaker and you confirm it is the compressor....

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Your compressor could be going bad. You would need to check to amp draw on the the leads coming out of the compressor. There is a maximum rating listed on data plate. Something simple could be that your condenser the out side part of the unit is dirty. All you have to do is turn off the shut off switch out side, get a hose and some dish soap and wash the coils. Be careful with the water presssure not to bend the fins. Or some thing even a lot of techs look over is the breaker is bad.

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