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\015 I have an intertherm a/c unit that keeps tripping the breaker. already replaced the capacitor and checked connections. Breaker still keeps tripping\015

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If the breaker itself is more than 15 years old, replace it. If it continues to switch off, check the amp draw of both the inside and outside unit.
Maybe the the comppressor is open circuit

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