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When I puged in my orbital sander it worked for a minute and then stoped. I tried another sander and it also stoped after about 30 secounds. I tryed them on another outlet but they have stoped working.I'am afraid to try any other tool with this extension cord.

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THESE ARE ALL MOTOR LOADS OR INDUCTIVE LOADS AS SOME WOULD SAY , TRY THIS GET A STANDARD DROP LIGHT OR LAMP AND PLUG IN THIS IS A RESISTIVE LOAD AND FAR LESS SUSCEPTIBLE IF THE LAMP DOES NOT BLOW THEN NOTHING WRONG WITH CORD OR VOLTAGE

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The breaker should 'stab' over both hot busbars.
If old breaker is rusted from heat condensation, or overheated because of amp draw or exposure to sun's heat, then pulling off the old breaker might break the busbars .... so spray WD40....and remove it slowly with a pry bar.
But this is very extremely deadly dangerous with power ON.

Pull the meter to turn power off ... If you live in town, the power company will require licensed electrician.
If you live in rural area, then call power company, and they will remove band around the meter ... if you're home, they might even install the breaker for you so they can re-band the meter.
Or if there is no band holding meter to meter box, then shove the meter downward and then upward until it comes loose ... like unplugging extension cord.
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Power inside meter box is still live, even after meter is pulled.
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Yes, maybe...Assuming you have a common load center panel with plug-in circuit breakers, then changing out one breaker for another is not very difficult mechanically, but can be extremely dangerous if you don't know what you are doing. The dangers are electrocution AND fire.
But start with the recommendation of your AC unit - how many amps is it supposed to pull? Is this a new problem with the AC unit that used to work fine, or has this been a problem from the get-go? How long is the wire from the breaker to the outlet where the AC unit is plugged in? What size wire is it, 14 ga or 12 ga? What is the current rating of the outlet itself (where the AC is plugged in)? Does the AC unit cord fit the outlet nice and tight? Is the cord on the AC unit in top condition (that is, might the stranded wire in the cord be compromised)? ---- Any combination of these factors might be in play. Judging from the fact that you had to ask about this problem, I STRONGLY recommend that you call an electrician, unless you conclude that the problem is with the AC unit itself.
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15 amp cutler hammer branch feeder type AFCI triped off and will not turn back on. I have tried switching off for 10sec and then back on and still nothing. Also, the test button will not do anything. The...


if the breaker has tripped the test button won't do anything ,, for the breaker to trip something down stream of it is causing this to happen,, check all the switches and or receptacles in the circuit that are controlled by this breaker, 3 types of line problems cause tripping,, ground to line, Line to line, and line to neutral. in this ,, also consider that extension cords, faulty appliances , ( lamps, radios, anything plugged in with a feedback short ) will cause the breaker to trip. even a nail to hang a picture that pierced the wire can cause this, add to that , a AFCI breaker will trip much more easily than one thats not, or even a GFI breaker, , try this, if you have the knowledge to do electrical work in a panel, if not get someone who is, switch the tripping breaker with another one of the same value, ( in this case 15 amp) see if the one you put in place of the one thats giving you problems trips. If it doesn't, you have a weak or bad breaker, so just replace that one, if it does, your going to have to trace out that entire circuit to find the reason for the feed back into the panel

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Circuit breakers trip when then get hot.
They get hot when the line draws too many amps.
If breaker does not trip, then line overheats and causes a fire.

So tripping breaker warns that too many watts are being used.

Best solution is to run additional circuit into bedroom.
Another solution is to run extension cord from another room and plug one big item onto that cord.
I had same problem in a house we rented.
I pulled back carpet in corner and drilled a hole into basement, and then brought extension cord up from below. When we moved, the carpet went back down.

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