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I have a 5a fuse in a trane xr80 that keeps blowing, the

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I have a 5a fuse in a trane xr80 that keeps blowing, the board is a white-rogers
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: started about a month ago, I found the switch on the side of the furnace/blower had a bad ground, i properly grounded the wire and it worked for about 2 weeks, then the issue started again. I replaced the switch and board but still have the issue
JA: Did you check the furnace's filters?
Customer: filter is new
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: trying to, the last AC guy charged me $500 for exactly nothing the last time I had an issue
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: sure, the contactor was also replaced when the initial issue came up(friend in the business did that). also checked/tested the 2 wires that run from the board to the A/C(red and white i think), spliced in partial wiring to see if it was justn= cut somewhere but no luck

Greetings, unplug one of the molex connectors to the board at a time, until the fuse ceases to blow, it will be that last circuit attached to the board that has the short in it.

If you unplug all of the connections to the board and the fuse still blows, then I will coach you on how to replace the board as long as you rate my input so far positively,

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Attach a close up photo of the wiring diagram glued to the inside of the blower access door and I will mark it up with troubleshooting instructions then follow up with step by step training and coaching until you have a solution.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
this board has a 12 pin and 4 pin connector slot, does it matter which one I pull first?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
little more info, when the a/c is switched to off the blower works and the fuse does not blow, when I switch the a/c on is the only time it blows, should i still pull the connectors.

try it both ways, then take a close up, exceedingly well focused photo of the units wiring diagram glued to the inside of the blower access door and I will look those circuits over for you, and prescribe more tests

It sounds like the thermostat wire that runs to the outside unit is rubbing on a bare metal opening in the unit and has shorted out, that is very common. look that entire area over very closely.

We can go from here without a time limit in the morning

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
sounds good, I will send over the pix

use the 'add files' link next to your send button

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
thanks for the help, I isolated the issue in the low voltage (red/white) wires to the A/C, I ran a new wire and the unit is working fine.

Good work!