I have a Bryant model 597CNO36-D compressor outside that is regularly tripping the house panel breaker and then after the breaker is reset, it will run, but periodically make a loud screeching noise. I believe it is the fan making the noise, but I am not certain. I have shot the following 37 second video
that documents the noise:
I opened up the unit (with the breaker off), and removed the insulating sleeve from the condensor. It was quite hot to the touch. Is this good?
The whole unit had become off-level, which I corrected.
I have found a replacement fan motor online for $213, but I don't want to swap out the motor if the condenser itself is the culprit tripping the breaker and I'll have to replace the whole unit anyway.
The unit is ten years old and it seems like the thing has to run all the time to keep the house at 75-76 degrees.
Here is the sticker with the model number, etc.
Any troubleshooting tips are appreciated.
I do have a voltmeter, but don't know what the values should be, etc. regarding the run capacitor or where the run capacitor is located. It does start without tripping the breaker, so I'm not sure that would be the problem, anyway.