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Yesterday I came home and found that my indoor unit burn the transformer. I installed a replacement but the A/C wouldn't work. After a few minutes I noticed a burn smell coming from the unit, I immediately unplug the unit. Today I went ahead and tested the transformer with everything off. It was giving around 26 volts. I went ahead and fused the secondary side with a 1.5 amp fuse. When turning on the fan alone it works fine. When positioning the thermostat in heat or cool, I blew up the fuse right away. I took off the fuse and repeated the process using the door switch so I could get the power off in a hurry, I get a small buzz sound from the transformer and the voltage reading drops to around 8 to 9 volts. At the same time the transformer starts getting hot. I check the outside unit (heat pump) contactor winding and is not open. Any suggestion will be appreciated. I also bougth a new transformer but not using it since the first one tested good without major load on it.
 

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I went ahead and crawl all over the attic and the wiring is fine. I took to the outside unit and exchange my contactor and it is finally working:thumbup:. hvactech126, thank you for your expert advice.
 

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The contactor

I forgot to update, the problem was the main contactor in the heat pump had a short in the winding side.
 
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