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Freezer keeps tripping circuit breaker

Question asked by olivero on Mar 27, 2016
Latest reply on Dec 27, 2016 by fixbear

I am having a very frustrating issue with my SSF1-S


Every week or so, it will trip its circuit breaker.


I have changed the start components for the compressor, the heating element, temp controller, outlet, plug and circuit breaker in the panel and it is still doing it.


It is on its own dedicated 20 A circuit breaker and runs averagely at  9 amps, I have watched it intermittently every 10 minutes for 2 hours and the amp draw does not go above 9 A, defrost or cooling.


I have megged out the compressor and it was 0.6 and Main winding is 1.8 ohms, rated for 1.0 and run winding is 5.4, rated for 4.3 , it is slightly out of range but not a major problem. I have ohmed out every component and verified with Delfield to make sure they were in the right range and nothing is out of place as far as I can tell. I even changed the light bulb for good measure, still does it.


I am at the point of changing the compressor as it really is the last thing left, might be a clogged or semiclogged filter or the compressor locks up once in a while or something like that, that is the last thing I can think off. I just don't want to change the compressor and then realize its something else


Anybody else have any ideas?