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Unit trips out circuit after a few minutes (20Amp stand alone circuit)

The unit is 5 years - 6 days old !!!. When unit is turned on, it will sometimes trip out immediately and sometimes runs for a few (5) minutes.

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  • cheb39 Aug 22, 2008

    compressor motor or fan motor seems to be drawing too many amps

  • clarkmic03bu Nov 05, 2008

    I have the same exact problem, unit is exactly 5 yrs old. I replaced the breaker, still had the problem. Then moved it to a different part of the house, on a different breaker and same thing. Never had problems for five years until now.

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Make sure that the circuit breaker for the electrical plug is not faulty, cause after a long lifetime of high amperage flowing through it, the springs will start to get weak. If this is the case then you need to replace the electrial breaker. Otherwise, make sure that the power system on the system is not pulling too much current, Or that there is not a faulty breaker inside the printer itself, which has become weak.

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