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I have a circuit breaker socket in my kitchen. Connected to it are two coffee pots and a Microwave. Periodically it trips for no apparent reason. Usually when there is only one appliance operating. Sometimes it trips when no appliance is in use. Could this breaker socket be the problem?

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First make sure the connections to the fuse box and to the outlet where you have the appliances connected are clean and tight. If they are, next you you might want to replace the circuit breaker with a new one with the same Amp rating. You also have to see which other thing are sharing the same circuit. To do this turn off the breakers one by one if you don't have them labeled, and see which rooms or which other appliances or units stop working which are also turned off once you turn off the breaker that has been shutting down. If there are other things connected to outlets which are sharing the same breaker, not only in the kitchen, but in some other outlet in the kitchen or even some other room, then it could be that some other appliance or heavy equipment might also be draining too much power from a single breaker. Check and see how many other things are turned off somewhere else when you turn off that particular fuse which is shutting down. Hope just replacing the fuse will take care of your problem. If what I have suggested does not do it, then just call an electrician to check it out. Be careful! Hope this helps. God Bless.

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