My brand new HVAC unit, the condensor died. The unit has a sticker that says the following:
Minimum Circuit Ampacity 32 amps
Max Fuse / Breaker 50
The electrician ran a 8 gauge wire with a 40 amp breaker to the ac. The HVAC guy is telling me it should have been a 50 amp circuit with a 6 gauge wire.
The HVAC guy has replaced the condensor, the electrician has replaced the 40 amp breaker with a 50 amp, but did not run a 6 gauge line.
The HVAC guy wants $750 for his work on replacing the condensor on the brand new unit he installed.
So I guess my questions are:
Is this even possible for the condensor to burn out due to the lack of electric to it?
Was the electrician clearly at fault, or should the unit have worked on a 40AMP breaker?
Is the HVAC guy at any fault for not checking the electrical runs before installing the unit?
Is the run of 50amp breaker on a 8 gauge wire safe/sufficient/proper?
I'm in the middle of a finger pointing game and I am the one get stuck with the bills here. Thanks for any help!