Question about Electrical Supplies
First question what happened to blow the breaker they rarely just go bad...and If you do not understand how the panel works it is best to let a professional do it...saying that I will offer my no responsibility advice,,.first open the door panel and at the top you will see the LARGER master shut off switch that shuts all the power coming through the panel...make sure have something like a fan or lamp on where you can see it when turning the power off ONCE THE POWER IS KNOWN TO BE OFF,,,REMOVE THE INNER BREAKER PANEL COVER AND PULL OUT THE BAD ONE AND REPLACE WITH THE SAME AMP ONE replace the inner panel and push the new breaker to ON and turn the master switch to on...you should have power to the lamp or fan etc. JUST MAJE SURE ALL POWER IS OFF ABD BE VERY CAREFUL..
Posted on Nov 10, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Upsizing breakers
In short - NO. 15 amp circuits are intended for lighting and outlets and usually have 14 gauge wiring. A 20 amp circuit is usually wired with heavier 12 gauge wire which can carry the increased amps. If you plug in a 20 amp breaker into a 15 amp circuit you run the risk of overheating the smaller gauge wire and starting a fire.
Posted on Dec 04, 2008
You have it shorted out somewhere along the line. If it is a light switch you are switching, what have you done lately to make this trip? Anything? You might have a bad breaker. You can check it by shutting off the power, pull the wire out of the tripping breaker, put it in another breaker, turn the power back on, switch the breaker on, then hit the switch and see what happens. If it snaps off, it is not the breaker, but the switch, the wires in the box, or the lights, or something along the line, you will have to check each one. New construction has made all lights and all receptacles separate, so if your house is old, you might be looking at receptacles too. Check anything plugged in to an outlet, make sure there is nothing shorting. Hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 03, 2010
To do this safely you should call an electrician. No way I can give you complete instructions that will be sure to be safe because I can't see exactly what the situation is that you have. But the basic steps include: turning off the main, understanding that you are about to expose the feed lugs TO the main which are still LIVE (and giving them a wide berth!), carefully removing the cover, CONFIRMING that everything else in the box is NOT LIVE (use a non-contact voltage detector - $15 or less), removing the wire from the old breaker, pulling the old breaker out, plugging the new breaker in, connecting the wire to the new breaker (nice and tight), replacing the cover and then turning the main back on.
Posted on Jul 27, 2010
Yes they will fit. They are both a single pole breaker. Turn the breakers over. They should look the same and snap into a single slot in the panel the same.
Not sure what you mean by No Clip? A Square D QO Breaker has a metal clip that snaps into the panel on the breaker mount and one on the Bus Bar.
Posted on Feb 22, 2011
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Either you have defected (weak) circuit breaker and wiring or bad Microwave oven.
The 99.99 % house hold Microwave ovens pull less than 15 Amps. They may have internal ceramic 15A fuse or 15 Amp internal circuit breaker.
To isolate your problem:
Plug your Microwave oven to different areas (different electrical circuit) if the different circuit breaker still trips... your Microwave oven has a short - Most of them has a small ceramic fuse 15 amps fuse.-also check some inter lock switches at door .
If the Microwave oven works Ok then you may have:
2a. You may overload the existing electrical circuit, try to unplug some other appliances
2b. You may have bad electrical outlet receptacle (Replace it with the same type , - may need helps from licensed electrician)
2c. Weak or defect house hold circuit breaker. (Replace it with the same type , brand - may need helps from licensed electrician)
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