Air Conditioner and Tripping Circuit


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

My Air Conditioner trips the circuit breaker,does the breaker need to be replaced? Troubleshooting a 20 Amp 220Volt Air Conditioner Problem.


Problem with Air Conditioner Circuit

Electrical Question: My Air Conditioner trips the circuit breaker,does the breaker need to be replaced?

I appreciate any help in this manner. Thanks, Rob.

This electrical question came from: Rob, from Whitestone, New York.

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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Rob.

Air Conditioner Tripping Circuit Breaker

Application: Replacing a 220 Volt Circuit Breaker for an Air Conditioner.
Skill Level: Advanced – Best performed by an Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Electricians pouch of hand tools, voltage tester and protective safety gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the make and model of the panel and the condition of the existing electrical circuit breakers and wiring methods.
Precaution: For safety the main circuit breaker should be turned off or any other disconnect means that would deenergize the panel before replacing a circuit breaker, however turning off the main circuit breaker may not deenergize all of the areas of the panel components and wiring. This is an extensive project that requires experience and should be performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.

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