Question about Heating & Cooling
Posted by Anonymous on
Loose wire in panel box or loose wire around compressor. any loose wire causes a high amp draw which blows the breaker. I've found wires that look good but are loose. Go right to the compressor outside and check there first. pull disconnect first and make sure there is no power. you either have a shorted compressor or loose wire. if you ohm out compressor with power off and disconnect the three wires you will get something like this....one wire to other wire 2 ohms... same wire to other wire 3 ohms... other two wires you should get 5 ohms...2+3=5 good compressor.they will add up to each other.
Posted on Sep 29, 2014
SOURCE: breaker keeps tripping
If the breaker itself is more than 15 years old, replace it. If it continues to switch off, check the amp draw of both the inside and outside unit.
Posted on Sep 12, 2007
SOURCE: duo-therm quick cool
Your compressor is trying to restart after it shuts off which is causing a power draw down changing the sound of the fan speed change. Check voltage power supply and insure that the power supply cord is heavy enough to carry the necessary load.
Posted on Jun 28, 2008
If the fan is running and the compressor is getting hot and tripping off you may have a failed capacitor.
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
Breaker is to small , if the full load amps of the unit is 95 amps , to correctly size the breaker to code multiply the full load amps by 175% minimum and 225% maximum. A 200 amp breaker is the size breaker that I would recomend for this application.
Posted on Aug 03, 2009
You're unit is a 31/2 ton according to the numbers.Normally, breakers will only be in a half way posistion when tripped. Yes, under most conditions, the fuse will blow before the breaker trips. I have seen this many times, the breaker may be weak, burned, loose wires and so tighten wires, check the condition of the breaker.It sounds like the breaker even though it is 60 amps, is the problem and you should replace it with out hesitating. This will solve you're problem. When you pull the breaker out, look at the metal clips that snap in on the buss bar to see if they have been overheating.And the buss bar its self. You will know. I am sure this will take care of you're problem. Good Luck,
Posted on Dec 07, 2009
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