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Hello i have a promble with my haier room to room air conditioner model number CPN11XCJ

the fan motor is cracked to let the heat out. are thier any maunel for taking this model apart? Please help

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Any ideas as to why the panel breaker for my Goodman CPE24-1AB heat pump would immediately trip when the air conditioner is turned on?


Without looking up the specifications for this heat pump, I cannot be certain, but I expect the operation to provide cooling may require more power than when heating. You probably can find the specifications online for this unit. As you probably know, power is measured in watts and is calculated by voltage times current. This also is likely to be 240 volts operation. If you take the specified power on cooling and divide by voltage (240), that will indicate the current in amperage that will be required to start it. Your circuit breaker is set for current and needs to be a higher current than is required. If that is the problem, you can buy circuit breakers at Home Depot or Lowes. You have to remove the front panel of your breaker box and snap out the circuit breaker. To be safe it would be good to turn off the main breaker switch before you open the front panel and remove the circuit breaker for the heat pump. Should your calculation of current required be less than the rating of the circuit breaker, that implies a malfunction of the heat pump in the cooling mode and would require a service call to the local representative of the heat pump manufacturer.

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Have a goodman heat pump and air mover smelt plastic burning and cut tremostat off fan continues to run with a little warm air coming out with it off on thermostat


Hi, did you smell this plastic burning at the thermostat? The stat is only low voltage, 24 volts but may have shorted the fan contacts together causing the fan to run. The way to check is to take the first section of the stat off. Get to the wires coming in. Should have several since it is a heat-pump, but remove the red wire and tape or clip the bare end off. Turn on breaker back on. If the fan stays off, the stat is faulty. Make sure you buy a heat-pump stat. If fan keeps running, the problem will be in the main board/defrost board. It has shorted causing the fan to run and this is where the smell came from. You can sometimes remove the 4 screws to board and look at the back and if your lucky you will see the burned spot. Make sure the breaker is off first. Let me know. Good luck,
Shastalaker7
A/C and Heating contractor.

Mar 19, 2012 | Heating & Cooling

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Hello, my heat pump is a 4 ton unit, it heats ok but it keeps tripping one of the breakers, the 40 amp cooling breaker. I have put a new thermostate, it keeps running after the breaker is tripped and the...


Hello Jack,

Let me see if I have this right. Your heat pump keeps triping the breaker that is going to your airhandler. The Heatpump is on its on breaker and can not trip the breaker on your air-handler. However, the 40 amp breaker is to you heat pump its self (the outside unit). The thermstat is not the porblem as all it does is call for heat or cool. The problem can be one or a cobination of three things the contactor, the run capcitor or the breaker is weak.

The first thing I would do is replace the breaker as if it has tripped more than twice it needs to be replaced. Then I would look at the contactor, it is located underneath the service panel it will have some low voltage wires on the sides and a black and white wire running to it from the disconect box. If you notice the contacts are chared (little copper points in the middle of the contactor) I would replace it. If the contactor looks good I would remove the capcitor (carefully not to touch to contacts at once as they hold a charge) and take if to the local parts house and have it tested.

I hope that I have asnwered you question and you are able to take care of the problem. Thank you for using FIxya and do not hesitate to ask more questions.

Justin

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Where is the reset button on an Amana ASZ14 unit?


I don't think the Amana ASZ14 Heat Pump has a reset switch, but you can still reset it by resetting the power (when it's not running... turn your thermostat OFF first).

To reset the power, locate your circuit breaker box. There should be a double-breaker for the Heat Pump and another double-breaker for the Air Handler. Turn them both off for at least 2-3 minutes. Then flip them back on and turn your thermostat back ON.

You're thermostat may also have a RESET button that you can push. I have to reset mine every time I change the batteries in it.

Here are some more repair tips...

Heat Pump Troubleshooting & Repair:
http://www.hometips.com/repair-fix/heat-pump.html
Heat Pump Troubleshooting Repair

Amana ASZ14 web page:
http://www.amana-hac.com/products/heat-pumps/14-seer-asz14
ASZ14 Heat Pumps

Amana ASZ 14 SEER Technical Manual
(45-page PDF):
http://www.manualslib.com/manual/877256/Amana-Asz-14-Seer.html
Amana ASZ 14 SEER Technical Manual

Amana ASZ (and ASX) Service Instructions (66-page PDF):
http://www.acdirect.com/media/catalog/files/RS6200006.PDF

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Heater shut down sometime in the middle of the night and now it will not turn on. I checked the breaker box and when I flipped the master switch, it came on for about a minute or two but was blowing cold...


Hi what has happened is, this is a heat pump. The main breaker keeps tripping because the compressor is shorted. I hate to give you this news, but anytime a unit keeps tripping the main breaker on a heat pump, the compressor is either locked up and drawing enough amps to trip the breaker, or it is shorted internally. This is something that you will have to call a tech out on. I am sorry to give you this news, but this is all it could be. If it came on for a minute blowing cold air, the compressor wasn't running due to it being shorted out. This is your only choice is to call someone out to check it. If this is a older unit, you may be better off replacing the outdoor unit. If not, get an estimate on a compressor change out. I wish you all the best on this, and I know this is bad news, but these things always happen at the wrong time of year. Please keep me posted.
Sincerely,
Shastalaker7
A/C, & Heating Contractor.

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Every time my heat pump turns on, the blue auxilliary light comes on, and it only blows icy air. I do not want to use that much power, so I turn it back down a few degrees. Now, it is 50 degrees in the...


A heat pump starts losing efficiency below 30F or so. The aux. heat helps the heat pump keep up with heat demand. The Aux heat can be electric heat strips or another type of heat. Check to make sure you have power to whatever type of aux heat you have (breaker not tripped, no overloads tripped). If it is electric heat check the heat strips to make sure they haven't burnt in to. Hope this helps.

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My Amana heat pump model PHD60C02F1 Keeps tripping the circuit breaker


Is this kicking the ground fault on the cord or the breaker. If it trips breaker could be bad breaker. If it trips quickly it is a short in the unit. Russ

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Amana Heat Pump Tripping Breaker


My guess I would say, you either have a wire that is short to ground or if the contacter pulls in, then I would say the compresser is short to ground.There also could be some capacitors that could be short.

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Ruud heat pump outside unit trips circuit breaker


Check your wiring between the contactor and compressor for a short to ground, or check the compressor windings for short to ground.
With the Tstat off, the contactor should be open so the only way for the compressor to be trying to do anything is if the 110 volts from the unbroken side are traveling through the compressor to ground. Since 110v is not enough to run it, the overload is kicking it out, cooling off, and repeating the cycle. When you kick on the Tstat, the contactor is supplying voltage directly to ground without going through the resistence of the compressor windings and kicking the breaker.
Post back and let me know what you find.

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Heat pump trips circuit breaker


I seem to have the same problem. But when I reset the breakers, they won't stay in the on position. They go back to the off position. What gives? It is 95F inside the house.

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