This is just a general troubleshooting question for condenser units
or package units in cooling, not a specific service call.
Regarding tripped circuit breakers and blown disconnect fuses, is it true
they can only be caused by shorted windings or shorts to ground?
.....because I'm thinking I've seen compressors that have failed to start,
either because the run capacitor was shot or the compressor needed
a hard-start kit, and despite the locked-rotor amps being sky high,
circuit breakers and disconnect fuses were not affected.
So if a circuit breaker is tripping very intermittently and resistance checks
of the motors look fine, is it safe to place blame on the circuit breaker
or the wiring between the panel and the unit?
All input is appreciated. Thank you.