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Why does my cac keep burning fuses after years of working

Customer Question

why does my cac keep burning fuses after years of working fine
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: just today
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: i noticed it not reacting to the temperature properly about a week ago. ran till it was too cold didn,t start when it was too warm. then quit all together so i tried to just run blower no go. i tried new capacitor no go i looked at panel board and it looks fine but i noticed the e fuse was blown bought four new ones and replaced it. blower started up and then instantly stopped was blown again.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Phil replied 5 months ago.

Hello, were those dual element or 'one time' buzz fuses. what amperage were they rated at.

Do you have a multi meter to measure ohms with at the compressor itself?

We can go from there.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I thought i talked to you free last year when my heater didn't work. and i did this over several days. I thought i could do that this time i have an appt: because nothing ever happens when a 100 other things aren't going on. I hope i can get back with you later today and my fee will still be honored. I also can not afford to pay every month i need an occasional fix. if i were not poor i would hire people to do this junk. thanks i'll be back later mlk
Expert:  Phil replied 5 months ago.

No problem, I will hold the question open for you as needed.