Question about Sylvania Circuit Breaker
If the power used through a breaker exceeds 80% of its rating for an extended period of time, the internal parts will start to degrade. This can result in one of two possibilities:
1) The breaker will trip with a load less than its rating (your case)
2) The breaker won't trip at all or only under severe over current (not good!)
Given the age of your unit, I would suggest that you invest in new breakers, These should be available for no more than $5-$10 each depending upon the current rating. Also check for any corrosion inside the breaker box. That also will account for some of the heat you are feeling, I would also suggest that a licensed electrician inspect the box and wiring for any other signs of degradation.
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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