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I have a Hampton Bay window A/C model HBD160-E (Home Depot). It recently started tripping it's 15A circuit breaker. Has been plugged in to same outlet for going on 11 years. Other than this unit still works and cools fine. What could cause this?

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Look at the serial tag. It should give you the amperage. If that is close to 15 Amp then the circuit breaker has obviously been running at an elevated temperature (due to its inherent resistance), and is now "worn out". You need a new breaker. If the amperage is, lets say, 13 Amp you should put in a 20 Amp breaker. If you have aluminum wiring the connection could be loose, which has the same result. Make sure the wire is al least # 12.

Posted on May 24, 2011

  • Michael Simpson May 24, 2011

    This started happening right after I had a new breaker box installed. I did not think about the possibility that a wire could be loose or perhaps it may just be a bad breaker. The unit draws 12 amps and has been running for years on this same dedicated circuit. Replacing the breaker or tightening the wires is cheaper that running out for a new air conditioner. Hope you are correct.

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