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One of 2 circut resets keeps tripping on our Generac generator

Started on 1st pull, ran great. Turned on necessary breakers, but no 220's. All was fine for about 1/2 hr. then lost power to some areas of house. Found out we needed the reset on circut on generator. This same reset kept tripping. Especially when my husband flipped on the well (220). Then most of what was running on that line ran like 1/4 power or not at all. I finally got it so we had heat & lights again until we got power back. It ran & performed like a trouper about 1 yr ago. But now there's a problem that needs to be addressed, but no idea where to start looking as our manual is no help at all.

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If it's tripping a breaker that usually means there is to high of an amp draw on that curcuit.

Are you plugging more things into that particular curciut (or just different but higher amp draw items) than you did last year?

It's also possible that one of the items plugged into that curcuit is wearing out and drawing more amps than before.

If you have an amp meter, plug everything back up just the way it was when you were having problems. Check the main wire going to that curcuit. (right at the breaker)

If your amp draw is greater or nearly the same as the amprating of that particular circuit, then thats your problem.
To many things/to high amp draw on one circuit.

If it is not near the amp rating, and you are getting proper voltage to the breaker, then I would replace that breaker.

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