Hayward HP50A heat pump tripping breaker. Please help me troubleshoot this!

Jer_H

New member
May 20, 2019
3
Toronto, ON
Hi all,
First time posting....We had our pool installed in the summer of 2016, and have never had an issue with opening. This year, the everything was running smoothly until I turned on the electric heat pump.
The heater will run for about 45 seconds, then it trips the breakers. The main 60a breaker in my house panel, as well as the dual pole 40a breaker in my pool panel. I noticed the 40a breaker seemed loose in the panel so I replaced it yesterday hoping that would solve the problem, but same result. I've inspected all connections, and everything looks good. Where would you start troubleshooting? I REALLY don't want to have to pay for a service call!!
 

Jimrahbe

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Jul 7, 2014
13,653
Bedford, TX
Jer,

If it is popping the 60 amp breaker in your house panel, then it sounds to me like you have a bad compressor.. I would assume the unit or at least the compressor is under warranty..

Thanks,

Jim R.
 

Jer_H

New member
May 20, 2019
3
Toronto, ON
No error codes, it simply pops the breakers after running 30ish seconds. I believe it was cold air coming from the fan when it was running though.