Aqua cal heat pump tripping breaker

EJ39

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Jul 2, 2020
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I installed an Aqua cal electric heat pump a few weeks ago and I am having a problem with it tripping the breaker.
Sometimes it will go a day without tripping sometimes only a few hours.

I had the electrician back out to look at it and he doesn’t see anything wrong. It’s wired with #6 wire and a 50 amp breaker.
Any ideas what I can check?
 

ajw22

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Have you discussed it with Aquacal?

Put a clamp on ammeter on the line and see what the HP draws at various times.
 

Homebrewale

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Apr 21, 2020
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Apex, NC
I assume this is a new heat pump. My several year old heat pump started tripping the breaker recently. The problem ended up being a bad capacitor.
 

EJ39

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Jul 2, 2020
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Yes this is brand new. I just spoke with them they recommended replacing the breaker, I’ll try that first.