AC Wiring Troubleshooting
The air conditioner filter and possibly the finned cooling panel could be clogged with dust and dirt.
The air conditioner could have insufficient Freon or Freon line contamination (or excess Freon from an imperfect servicing/recharge).
These conditions can cause the compressor to strain and draw excessive amperage.
You could use an ammeter to measure the current draw. They make convenient actual reading (not clamp on) ammeters too, you plug the appliance into the meter and plug the meter into the receptacle. These cost about $25. at stores like Home Depot.
The disadvantages of crab apple trees. In summer, the apples are too sour to pick and eat. In winter the birds come and leave dropping all over the place.
Last edited by AllanJ; 06-30-2012 at 10:03 AM.