Heat Pump compressor trips circuit breaker
A few weeks ago my compressor quit running and it was found to have a fried capacitor. After that was replaced it was running fine until a few days ago when the compressor circuit breaker started tripping. I reset the breaker and it will run anywhere from 6 to 24 hours before I notice the breaker has tripped again. I was told that the compressor is bad and needs to be replaced. I have a 5 ton Carrier unit and was told the compressor alone would be about $900 to replace, or the whole unit for about $3200. The unit is only a little over 4 years old.
My question is, will a bad compressor trip the breaker? do the costs sound reasonable? and would I be better off with a new system, which comes with a 5 year warranty vs. my old system with its 1 year warranty.