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  1. #1
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    AC unit flipping breaker?

    My a/c unit keeps flipping the breaker. Just bought the home and don't know the history on home or unit. Any one have any suggestions or ideas as to what to look at?

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    A good contractor.
    Your home warranty papers if you have a warranty.
    Your check book if you don't.
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    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

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    Most likely a dead compressor.

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    Time To Call A Pro

    Your breaker is tripping most likely due to some type of electrical malfunction. The only way to know the cause is to have someone come out and trace your system. Could be any of a number of reasons for the tripped circuit. There is really no way to guess on this one. I recently had a breaker tripping at a customers apartment which took me 3 days to find. It all depends on what it is. Could be simple or it could be difficult to find, but a good contractor will be able to find it.

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    I would not assume it is the compressor without an analysis. It was not the compressor tripping my last job. It was a problem in the panel box. I have learned to never make assumptions. experience will save you time in tracking it down, but you still have to verify your theory with a good trace.

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    Compressor

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    Confused any ac techs around lebeanon, tn

    looking for a tech to check it out?

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    Smart. Get a tech to check it out. It can be anything from a compressor to a shorted wire. All you'll get here are guesses. Prepare for the worst, hope for the best.
    If everything was always done "by the book"....the book would never change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokin68 View Post
    Smart. Get a tech to check it out. It can be anything from a compressor to a shorted wire. All you'll get here are guesses. Prepare for the worst, hope for the best.
    I guess that's what i'm gonna have to do considering home warranty won't fix it.

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    You have a home warranty and they won't fix it? What reason did they give you?
    If everything was always done "by the book"....the book would never change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokin68 View Post
    You have a home warranty and they won't fix it? What reason did they give you?
    They have given me all kinds of reasons as to why they can't fix it. The outside unit is a 3 ton unit and the inside is a 4 ton. The ac tech said they are not compatible.

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