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     ectofix updated 1 year, 11 months ago 1 Member · 4 Posts
  • guest

    Member
    August 22, 2018 at 12:00 am

    5 seconds after turning on trips breaker, no apparent signs on wiring or switches of shorting.Fan comes on elements start to heat then trips breaker.

  • ectofix

    Member
    August 22, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    Okay.  So either it’s pulling too many amps…or there’s a problem at the electrical source (i.e., the outlet, the breaker, etc.)

     

    Did you test the unit with an amp clamp and compare the reading to rated wattage?  Here are the basic formulas to determine what the amp draw should be:

     

    Image result for power formula

     

    If the amp draw is good, then there’s a problem with the source.  If so, call a licensed electrician.  Equipment technicians aren’t usually authorized to deal with a building’s electrical issues.

     

    If the amp draw ISN’T good, then there’s a problem with the unit.  A schematic might help.  However, the model you provided proves useless beyond the C5 part. 

     

    Anyway, with a good model # and some known operating parameters derived from that, a schematic can be used along with a DMM to troubleshoot it.

     

    Here’s an example of a schematic. 

     

     

    This may not be the correct one since most of their manuals include four or five of them as they’re relevant to a specific unit’s incoming voltage, wattage…and geographical market.  So, you’re better off using the one in the unit.

     

    If all this is a bit much for you, then call an authorized service provider for the equipment.  Here’s a link that will guide you there:

    Services & Support | Metro.com 

     

    I hope this helps…

  • eritech1

    Member
    August 22, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Some other ideas to look at.

    visually inspect heating element?

    they could have a slight crack in them. 

    Loose or burned terminals by element could cause high resistance. 

  • ectofix

    Member
    August 23, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    eritech1 wrote:

     

    Some other ideas to look at.

    visually inspect heating element?

    they could have a slight crack in them. 

    Loose or burned terminals by element could cause high resistance. 

    A good thing to check.  However, a high resistance does NOT cause an over-amp condition.  A high resistance causes just the opposite.

    Resistance goes UP – current flow goes DOWN.  Ohm’s Law.

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