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    bad compressor?

    hey guys whats up? had a breaker keep tripping when condenser unit would kick on so i tested the compressor ohms from lead to lead got a beep, ground to leads got no beep windings should be good correct? i then disconneted the wires from compressor pushed in contactor fan spins no triped breaker hooked compressor back up push in contacor trips breaker.this is a single phase 60hz 208/230v compressor it is a york unit also changed contactor and dual capacitor.please help its hot lol thanks in advance.

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    You have to have a megohm-meter to test for grounded windings.
    That is also not the way we ohm check the windings...

    Call a contractor with Techs that have the proper test instruments.

    There could also be bad capacitors & bad wiring connections, etc.

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    Are you

    planning to replace the compressor yourself? I would call a pro to check it. Depending on age, you may want to replace the system.
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    Sounds bad to me windings are shorted just not shorted to ground,now go onloine order a compressor, buy a recovery machine, torch ,vacuum pump get your epa card and all the other incidentals and get r done,and if you mess it up order another compressor and try again

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    Have all that thanks!!

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    Uda you funny not!!

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    Tell us the entire sequential procedure that U are going to follow when U replace the compressor, &/or the condensing unit...

    If U don't do it right U'll have problems sooner than U want...

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    Uda wow "Sequential Procedure"Such big words you must be very smart. I'm just a blue colar boy so use words like steps,next etc.....

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    Thanks gregp i will look into a new unit as well it is over 17 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catmanacman View Post
    Lol

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