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Have a hampton bay 24000 BTU AC. Smelled burnig behind control panal. Opened it up found what seems to be an overload switch burnt through.. Leads go to capacitor terminal C & Herm. I changed the capaitor had the control switch on off. Kicked the breaker on in service panal & it blows like a dead short. I'm thinking the overload switch is similar to a fuseable link. Which if burnt through should just be open, not dead shorting AC with switch on off position. Any ideas what to check. Thermostat switch,control switch, leads to compressor etc all seem to be ok & not burnt. Can I bypass the overload switch to see if unit runs.

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I checked wiring on my other 17,000 BTU Hampton bay AC & noted there was no overload switch wired into capacitor. So i just removed the burnt out overload switch which was causing a ground & blowing breaker. I noted it was not wired in between the compressor circuit but just attached to the compressor terminal & common terminal on capacitor. I guess it is a sacrafise type device that saves the compressor from burning out on overload. Anyway The AC worked fine with the burnt overload switch removed. It has been runnning 2 days now with no problems. I however did replace the capacitor with a new one. You can use either an oval or round capacitor as there is ample room. Just make sure your cap. values match old one. I will probable try & purchase a new overload switch if possable & install it at a later date, for the extra protection.
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