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3 amp fuse keeps burning on the air conditioning fan circuit

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3 amp fuse keeps burning on the air conditioning fan circuit board
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Customer: When I replaced the fuse and switched the fan from auto to on on the thermostat the fuse blew.
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Customer: circuit board............same problem as the old one. it doesn't do it all the time though
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  airheatman replied 1 year ago.

If fuse is blowing this indicates dead short somewhere.Locating short can be time consuming and may take a few fuses to determine where it is. The following are most likely.

1.Bad thermostat

2.Skinned or chewed wire between thermostat and units

3.Bad contactors in outdoor unit

4.Skinned or naked wire in indoor or outdoor unit

5.Bad control board

First step is to get several fuses. Then start by disconnecting wires at thermostat and see if fuse still blows.Next disconnect thermostat wires at control board and see if fuse still blows.WE have to determine what in the circuit is shorted.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have ordered another thermostat. thanks
Expert:  airheatman replied 1 year ago.

If that does not solve your problem let me know and I will be happy to guide you in locating the short.

If you have further questions, please let me know.

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