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    Hello everyone, went to a call today on a ICP heatpump
    Model PH 5542AKA5 Package system. Installed Dec.03 by the owners relative. Problem breakers tripping when CC is energized after checking and isolating problem to the compressor , realized comp. is stuck, ohm compressor checks good , Check to ground no shorts. Just seems to be locked up. Just wondering has anyone out there seen this problem very often.

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    Did the internal overload not open?
    It just threw a breaker?You might get it unstuck.
    I dont see that often.

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    Thanks for the reply Jacob , but no the overload didn't open, I wish it would have . When I first went to this call noticed the breakers were not properly wired for correct amp loads the customer had 80+ amps ( 2 heat strips and condenser loads) all wired into a 50/50 breaker. Thinking this might have been the culprit in the tripping of the 50/50 I unhooked a third strip from an isolated 30/30 breaker . And ran the condenser load directly to it. Unhooked my Comp. common from the CC (to isolate the OFM ) Everything came up fine (fan runs) good amp. draw. But soon as Comp. common is tied back in WALA 30/30 trips just like 50/50.

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    I carry a kickstart booster, for use on stuck compressors.
    Most of the time it will free them.
    Then when i check the charge, I usually find it was over charged and is washing out the oil.
    Redo the charge and they some times run for years, other times for weeks.

    A running amp check gives you a good idea how long they'll last.
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