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They are both 15 amps and relate to the same bedroom, one for the wall outlets and the other for a dedicated dulpex outlet feeding the entertainment system (TV, Blu-Ray and DVD players).
My first thought is that even though it's only feeding that single outlet in the room; many times the neutral wires are made together in a panel (neutral/ground bar),which tries to carry the load of the initial tripped gfci. and tripping itself. Was there a decent amount of power plugged in to either the 'dedicated' outlet or the series of outlets that go to the 2nd breaker?
Posted on Jan 25, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It's possible that the first breaker that you said does not trip - it could be that breaker is failing to trip on a bad circuit. That is, it could be you have a bad circuit but that first breaker is not detecting it and pretends everything is OK. If your new breaker trips on the first breaker's circuit, the curcuit it probably bad and the breaker in not working properly. The most common problem for failed circuits is a stray ground wire in a box somewhere in the curcuit resting against a hot or neutral wire. You'll have to take apart every connection on that curcuit to find it. Not fun.
Posted on Jun 27, 2009
SOURCE: 15 AMP versus 20 AMP outlet plug
The circuit is protected by the 15 amp breaker. That's what matters, the wire size and the breaker feeding it. It's OK to have a 20 amp recepticle fed by a 15 amp breaker.
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Posted on Sep 11, 2009
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It is a clear case of metal contacts getting heated/melted/burn out due to overload/short-circuit inside. Please get the circuit breakers replaced with a new one to avoid fire hazard.
Posted on Jul 31, 2010
SOURCE: I have a circuit breaker
After turning off breaker,pull all your plugs and light switches along with the lights, one at a time, looking for loose or broken wires, bad switches or plugs. Not that it could be causing your problem but you may have one or more GFI units in the loop that should be looked at. Most modern wiring layouts have GFI and often use separate circuits and breakers some times different wire sizes for lights and plugs. 15 amp for lights and sometimes 20 amp for plugs depending on usage.. May be wise to have a licensed electrician look at the problem if you exhaust the listed possibilities or do not feel comfortable with any of the procedures. Above all make sure the power is off by testing the wires at each position you are working at. Take care and good luck!
Posted on Mar 05, 2011
SOURCE: I have three upstairs bedrooms
I know this may have already been checked, but make sure that any gfci may have not tripped, and also, reset all the breakers if the gfci thing doesn't work... Trust me i know it is annoying but resetting all of the breakers almost always fixes the problem.
Posted on Aug 12, 2011
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