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Motor starting loads (its the compressor motor in your A/C drawing all the current) can be very high and it is normal for them to briefly exceed the continuous rating of their circuit including the breaker. If breakers were designed to open with more sensitively, with that kind of load they would nuisance trip all the time.
My issue was compressor coil needed cleaning I used Web Condenser Coil Cleaner Turned off AC Sprayed two cans of Web Condenser Coil Cleaner on all the sides Let it sit there for 15 minutes Washed with Water hose let it dry for 30+ minutes Turned off the unit
It does not seem that the thermostats are compatible, no. Your existing thermostat is designed to control a heat pump with a multispeed air handler: L1/L2 are likely 24VAC in COMP controls the heat pump compressor R.V. controls the heat pump reversing valve HIGH/MED/LOW control fan speeds the unused wire is just that -- it looks like someone wired your '...
Sounds like you have tried the basic items. You could try replacing the breaker. If you continue to have a problem then you will have to call an air conditioning service technician to check the unit out completely. Good luck!
Sounds suspiciously like your A/C lacks a suitable time-delay relay to prevent rapid on/off cycling, which is generally a bad thing (and why those are usually included.) In short, when you "flipped off" the A/C circuit breaker, you should have waited 3-5 minutes before flipping it on again (or the system should have waited that long before attempting to ...
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