Originally Posted by DeanM
thanks for the reply.
I saw the back of the machine and it says 12.0 amps and 1350 watts. It does not say anything about peak amps. This is why I had it running on a 15 amp breaker.
It does not trip the 20 amp breaker. Only the 15 amp trips. And yes it was perfectly fine last summer. It never tripped even once.
Its hard on these small units to not be used, they get tight, just like a car engine when not used for a long time.
If it will run on the 20 amp breaker then plug it in there, check the running amps. let it run for a couple of hrs. and see if you running amps come down. If the amps come down where it is suppose to be then put it back on the 15 amp. You are not suppose to run a breaker to more than 80 percent. So a 15 amp breaker would be just 12 amps. This means that your 15 amp breaker is getting maxed out. You really should run a 20 amp circuit for it . Also if you have a cool summer you need to run that unit a few hrs. per month even if you don't need it. Also check your power in your home to see if it is close to 120 volts, when voltage goes down then the amps go up. If you only have 105 volts then call your power co. and tell them to bump it up. You are paying for 120volts, and like i said, when the voltage drops then everything in your home will use more amps, and your electric bill will go up. Paul