Breaker won't stay on


Old 08-15-00, 04:22 PM
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I can run the fan on my system, but as soon as I try to cool the house with a/c (using the AUTO setting) my circuit breaker trips.

I pulled out the fuse pack by my outside unit (compressor?), and then the breaker stays on.

Did my compressor go bad? Is this something I can fix? If not, is it expensive? (I'm broke).
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Old 08-15-00, 06:09 PM
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Hi FR:

Well it sounds like it's something in the outdoor unit. I'm assuming you mean the breaker trips right away. Does the fuse pack actually have fuses in it or is it just a pullout? If it has fuses, check to see if one is blown, but I doubt that is the problem. You could either have a bad compressor or bad fan motor in the outdoor unit. Unfortuneatly, neither is cheap to repair. You'll need to call a service tech out to check it out. Thanks. John.

Old 08-15-00, 08:41 PM
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you could have a bad Capacitor, a burnt wire, just to name a few simple problems....Like i tell any one that calls me...It cannt be over the cost of a new unit..

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