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  1. #1
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    My central AC has worked fine for years. This last week it pops the condenser circuit breaker once or twice a day. Is this caused by a bad breaker or problems with the AC?

  2. #2
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    call a tech
    it could be either one no way of truely knowing from here
    if you get it checked out the sooner you will have ac
    if you let it continue it may cause more problems

  3. #3
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    First thing you need to do is pick up the phone book and call a pro.

    Its possible you could have a weak breaker but call a pro to amp out compressor could be a problem getting ready to occur get it done while you can as fas as our area we are boooooooooooooked

  4. #4
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    Originally posted by shapsi
    My central AC has worked fine for years. This last week it pops the condenser circuit breaker once or twice a day. Is this caused by a bad breaker or problems with the AC?
    Could be either. You need a pro to check it.Like was stated, the sooner you do the less likely more damage will occur if it is the a/c.
    If everything was always done "by the book"....the book would never change.

  5. #5
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    Originally posted by shapsi
    My central AC has worked fine for years. This last week it pops the condenser circuit breaker once or twice a day. Is this caused by a bad breaker or problems with the AC?
    This is NOT a good thing.

    Get it checked by a pro as has been suggested.

    Trust me, you will sleep better.
    We've been doing so much,for so long,with so little, that now we can do almost anything, with nothing at all.

  6. #6
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    no matter who says what, or does what to the unit, get a NEW breaker!
    but, only if you do not want a fire --

    the old, thick catalogs that had lots of info stated that any molded case breaker which has interrupted a severe fault must be inspected by a "qualified" technician. -- in other words, one who serviced & inspected breakers OFTEN.

    that is one reason I like fuses, at least one starts with a brand new item each time.

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