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Hello. So far it sounds like a technical problem with either the thermostat controls or with the outside unit.
Tell me a lot about your technical skills background so that I can coach you most effectively.
We can go from there
Hello again, stand next to the outside unit with the thermostat set for cooling and have someone else turn the breaker on, if it trips instantly there is likely a burned out compressor or fan motor.
If it hummms heavily then trips the breaker after 2 to 5 seconds or longer and the fan runs, then it is most likely just a bad compressor *run capacitor ($60 or so)
let me know, we can go from there