hi breaker trips on my 2twr3042a1000A. It tripped once about a week ago and I reset it and it worked. Now it won't reset. i suspect the start capacitor on the compressor (or a bad compressor). Any ideas?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: about a week.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes. I've replaced the fan capacitor on it a couple of years ago so replacing a capacitor is within my skillset. (I'm a master plumber with some AC experience).
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: do you know the sequence that this heat pump starts up? it's a Trane with emergency heat strips. I'm assuming that the compressor comes online first, then the condensor fan. If the compressor can't start, then maybe the capacitor is bad.
JA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?
Customer: yes. i checked both. when the thermostat calls for cooling, it instantly trips the breaker on the condensor/heat pump. the interior evaporator
fan works with no problem.