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We have a new Amana 16 Seer Heat Pump chpf4860d6da and every time the unit turns on the house lights dim for a split second. We had the electrician and local power company check the incoming lines and attachments and did not find anything wrong. They suggest that it might be something with the heat pump but when I contacted Amana/Goodman Manufacturing they said that only the installer could call and ask technical questions (that sucks)! I am wondering if the installer used undersized wire for the installation. Any one have any idea why the unit would be pulling so much power when it starts?

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I think you hit the nail on the head. The undersized (to light a gauge) wiring would cause that problem. In most cases it should be at least a 4 or 6 gauge wire. AC Units pull a lot of power in their start up or peak cycle. Hence, the need for the proper wiring.

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Check to make sure that unit is on it,s own circuit

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