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I came home and the house was hot! i have 2 ac units the upstairs unit is running downstairs is not. i discovered the breaker had been tripped, i reset it and still the ac unit does not turn on

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  • mrchrisfox Aug 20, 2008

    There is no receptacle, this unit is outside and is on a direct feed from the breaker box (I presume) the only thing in the house is the thermostat. there is a a sqare d box next to the AC unit with a plastic type pull handle on it. i pulled it out ..no fuses..just what appears to be contacts. i put it back in..no change..and yes i am concerned as to what tripped the breaker to begin with...not sure about that yet. where else could a fuse be?

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After you switched the breaker back on, did you test the outlet for power without the AC plugged into it? You may have a bad receptacle or faulty wiring to that receptacle...The breaker tripped for a reason..any over current condition could cause that..including a bad recepetacle.. too many loads drawing current in excess of the rating for that breaker. Is the AC unit the ONLY thing on that breakers feed? If you want to check the integrity of that AC unit.. and its not too big,.. either get a heavy duty extension cable and provide AC from a known good feed or bring tha AC unit up to the same location as the other one and plug it in there.. if it works there.. chances are you have a service problem.. Hope that helps..

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You should have a set of fuses somewhere near the ac unit separate from your breaker box replace the fuses

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