Click here to Find a Contractor in your area.
Welcome! Here are the website rules, as well as some tips for using this forum.
Need to contact us? Visit https://heatinghelp.com/contact-us/.

tripping circuit breaker

Goodman Customer...

"A Goodman customer walks into a bar...." I can think of the possibilities. But every system has it's price point.

:)

BTW: Ed can buy one and get's to keep it when he is done. If not borrow one.... Ed- See Marty at Interstate in Brighton.

Comments

  • ed wallace
    ed wallace Member Posts: 1,613
    tripping circuit breaker

    10 yr old goodman 24,000 btu a/c conderser on occasion circuit breaker trips any ideas on finding the problem trips at differant times cant be there 24/7 to watch the problem

    To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"
  • tom_49
    tom_49 Member Posts: 269


    Ed,

    Try installing a time delay relay in condenser wiring compartment on 24v signal . If they have a non-digital tstat it could be tripping because of people fooling w/ the it, not giving it time to equalize pressure before next start-up.

    Whats the amp draw?? I bet you'll be needing a capacitor soon.30/5 370 volt I believe.

    Good luck, Tom
  • Brad White_9
    Brad White_9 Member Posts: 2,440
    A few things come to mind

    Locked rotor on compressor, short circuit (squirrel chewing a wire does wonders for your remaining hair), water in system such as a conduit pigtail, breaker may have arced a few times and need to be replaced.

    I would get a data logger with amperage reading, see what trip point is. May be a voltage drop in the system or elsewhere which increases the amperage above limit.

    I imagine this is a 220V setup?
  • don_182
    don_182 Member Posts: 69
    A what?

    A data logger did you say? Good luck with trying to charge a goodman customer for that.

    I'm sorry just clowning alittle bit..please forgive me.

    I'm with you guys..capacitor,loose wires and, maybe a burnt breaker at the panel box.Plese remove breaker and check for burnt marks on the back of it.

    And one more thing if she has a fan delay relay on her please replace that as well because, it just a matter of time and you will get a call for a frozen up unit.
  • don_182
    don_182 Member Posts: 69
    Yours

    was better..LOL.
  • Techman
    Techman Member Posts: 2,144
    Circuit Breakers

    Evening Ed!Low volt connection inside wire nut broken causing chattering or ,is the C.B.panel located in a hot area,like a garage? Or one of the other ideas allready stated! Let us all know what you find out after you fix the problem.Enjoy!
  • Empire_2
    Empire_2 Member Posts: 2,343
    Could be ANYTHING...

    We need some measurements and a basic explanation where you think it is coming from. What is the FLA when everything is running? Pressures and temps would also help. Breakers DO FAIL, but I will not jump to conclusions here. Have you checked you run CAP?////mfd rating? How do the contacts on the contactor look? What kind of stat, with TDL or not? Why even tackle this if there is no INFO...? It's like saying I have no A/C,..What is the problem.....

    Mike T.
  • Dale
    Dale Member Posts: 1,317
    type

    One more thing, is the breaker a HCAR type? The nameplate on the cond. unit usually requires a HCAR rated breaker.
  • Darin(in Michigan)
    Darin(in Michigan) Member Posts: 90
    No A/C

    If all other things look good, I'd check the line voltage connections at the unit and in the panel. Also, if the customer is on the end of a street where there has been a lot of developement(no permits pulled on electrical equipment)you could be suffering a voltage drop at peak usage times. Breakers are cheaper than data loggers:)
  • Brad White_9
    Brad White_9 Member Posts: 2,440
    Yeah, but

    the damage caused by oversizing a breaker for a suspected voltage drop condition might have if it exceed the protective threshold of the equipment... (in case you were anticipating up-sizing the breaker and not that you were)....

    Data Loggers Rule :)

    Your point about development and voltage drop is excellent by the way.

    Brad
  • Eugene Silberstein
    Eugene Silberstein Member Posts: 1,380
    Thanks Mike...

    The list of possible causes for a tripped circuit breaker is ENDLESS.

    Hope you find the end very soon.

    Best of luck.
This discussion has been closed.

Welcome

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!