FIXED Power draw and buzz every 5 minutes

Karl J

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Feb 27, 2014
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NC
Model Number
Rheem ?
Brand
Age
1-5 years
Rheem heat pump makes a buzzing sound while drawing power (lights dim) about every 5 to 10 minutes for about 3 seconds. Fan is running continuously and inside temp is good with respect to the thermostat set point. No ice buildup on coils. New problem. No troubles for the last few years until this winter.
 

rickgburton

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Something is drawing an inordinate amount of amps trying to start and it’s tripping an overload that takes five to ten minutes to reset. Compressor is my first thought and fan motor my second but without a brand and model number, we’re dead in the water.
 

Karl J

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NC
Thanks, Rick You gave me the clue I needed

Something is drawing an inordinate amount of amps trying to start and it’s tripping an overload that takes five to ten minutes to reset. Compressor is my first thought and fan motor my second but without a brand and model number, we’re dead in the water.
Just the clue I needed
 
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