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Amana Heat Pump Tripping Breaker

\015 I have an Amana Heat pump system. It is about 6 or 7 years old. It was working just fine until a few days ago.Now, it trips the double breaker in my electrical panel when it tries to come on.....Immediately trips it.I pulled the outside breaker next to the pump and then turned the breaker back on in the electrical panel in the house and it didn't trip. So, I am figuring the wiring from the sub panel to the main panel is all okay.Which leaves me with a problem from the sub panel to (and/or) through the heat pump.Does anyone have a place I can start diagnosing the problem....I have already exposed the electrical *guts* on the pump, where all the connections and circuit boards are located.TIA for any help you can provide!BillPS I think the size of the heat pump is a 3.5 ton?\015

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My guess I would say, you either have a wire that is short to ground or if the contacter pulls in, then I would say the compresser is short to ground.There also could be some capacitors that could be short.

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