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neverforget.911  
#1 Posted : Monday, May 25, 2009 7:48:31 PM(UTC)
neverforget.911

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My Ge heat pump is throwing the breaker. I opened the unit and the fan blade where I found one of the motor wires shorted to the frame. I replaced the wire but still it throwing the breaker. I completely removed the motor and the breaker stayed on. Is this enough information that I should replace the motor.

I like so many others am laid off and my daughter has asthma. I have a lot of background working with circuits so it's me or nothing.

Thanks for your help
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icehouse  
#2 Posted : Sunday, May 31, 2009 5:51:36 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: neverforget.911 Go to Quoted Post
My Ge heat pump is throwing the breaker. I opened the unit and the fan blade where I found one of the motor wires shorted to the frame. I replaced the wire but still it throwing the breaker. I completely removed the motor and the breaker stayed on. Is this enough information that I should replace the motor.

I like so many others am laid off and my daughter has asthma. I have a lot of background working with circuits so it's me or nothing.

Thanks for your help

Change both motor and capacitor. :)
neverforget.911  
#3 Posted : Sunday, May 31, 2009 6:06:18 PM(UTC)
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Well I remove the blower motor and disconnected the compressor wires. It still throws the breaker. Next I disconnected the power wires from the heat pump completely, the breaker did not turn off. Then I hooked the power back up as far as the relay and it did throw the breaker. The relay was replaced 3yrs ago.

Icehouse Do you still think the motor an capacitor along with the relay should be replaced? Would a loss of freon cause the breaker to trip?
Thanks
icehouse  
#4 Posted : Sunday, May 31, 2009 6:12:15 PM(UTC)
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Rarely, although running without refrigerant can cause the compressor to heat up. But you said it did not run. Relay, motor, and capacitor should do the trick.
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