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NEED TO GET READING WITH AMP PROBE AND CHECK TO SEE IF LOAD IS OVER LIMIT OR NOT , GO TO PANEL FIND THE BREAKER THAT IS IN QUESTION AND REMOVE COVER FROM PANEL , NEXT PLACE AMP PROBE AROUND WIRE LEAVING THE BREAKER SET THE METER TO SETTING ABOVE 20 AMPS HAVE SOMEONE TO TURN ON EVERYTHING YOU KNOW TO BE ON THAT CIRCUIT AND SEE IF IT IS EXCESS OF 20 AMPS IF SO YOU MUST SPLIT THE LOAD BY PLACING ANOTHER CIRCUIT IN THE PANEL AND TAKING SOME OF THE LOAD OFF THE EXISTING BREAKER , IF THE LOAD IS NOT IN EXCESS OF 20 AMPS IT COULD BE BEING CAUSED BY OTHER FACTORS KEEP ME POSTED

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I have a breaker that keeps tripping and when I have my washer that is on a diferent breaker, on and I turn on the 20 amp breaker in question, my washer sounds like I am shooting 220 into it


breaker problems especially ones that are connected to something that causes shocks should be investigated by an accredited electrician immediately and certainly not after months or just left off
Imagine how you will feel if some child unknowingly turns on the equipment and gets shocked
It a 10 amp breaker trips it is because of a problem in the washing machine
If a 20 amp breaker trips and still produces noises in a washing machine I would be pulling the plug on the machine until I had it checked out professionally
As I have said , the wiring in the premises needs to be checked professionally first and then have the machine checked by an accredited service technician
Remember your next shock could be your last

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You have a short or overload fault in the washing machine that causes the circuit breaker to trip out and this prevents a possible fire.

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No lights upstaires circuit breaker keeps tripping


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1) Move wire to another same-size circuit breaker to eliminate bad circuit breaker as suspect.
Do NOT increase size of breaker or it will cause fire.
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2) Put hand on each appliance and outlet to see which ones are warm. Outlet should never be warm or hot. Replace outlet. Inspect wires for loose and burned connections.

3) If the breaker is good, then add up total watts being used by checking watt rating on each device. 100 watt light bulb is 100 watts. Big screen TV has a label that shows 300 to 500 watts. Computer has label. Space heater has label showing 1500 watts. Iron has a watt rating label. Take total watts and divide by 110Volts and this will give amp load. Total watts used = 2000 and then divide 2000 by 110 volts = 18.8 amps
Compare amp load with circuit breaker.
20 amp circuit breaker has 80% safe maximum, or 16 amps.
If amp load is 18.8 amps, then 20 amp breaker is starting to get hot, and weak breaker will start tripping.
If amp load is 18.8 amps, and breaker is 15 amps, then you are overloaded and breaker is feeling the heat, and tripping because of heat.
Solution is to reduce amp load.

4) If you have short circuit, that can also trip breaker.
Unplug everything and then plug things back in slowly to see which plug or appliance is causing the problem.

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We have a 1999 "Thermal


DO NOT install a 20 amp breaker, you can cause a fire. The breaker is rated for the WIRES, and unless you change out the wires, the 15 amp wires will overheat and can cause a fire.
Typically, A/C units need dedicated power, with nothing else on that circuit.
One step that you may try is a new 15 amp breaker. Once a breaker starts tripping, is starts tripping earlier....
You may wind up running a new circuit for the A/C, if you do, size it for the A/C.

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Keep tripping breakers can i just remove the 15 amp breaker and replace it with a 20 amp ??


I would not go to larger breaker size until I knew why 15 amp breaker is trippingIf you find out that 15 amp breaker is tripping because it is being overloaded or that breaker is getting weak. Then I would replace breaker with the same size because they may have wired some with 14-2 wire instead 12-2, I would not feel comfortable pulling 20 amps, on 14-2 wire. That is my suggestion for what it's worth. Thank you.

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I have a 15 amp break that tripps due to over load in the amount of outlets being used, can I replace the breaker with a larger amp breaker to solve the problem


You will solve the problem of the breaker tripping but you'll create a fire hazard as the wiring may overheat because of what you are drawing through the line. If you need a higher amp circuit breaker for the load you are creating on the line, you need to make sure the wiring can also handle the extra load. You'd be way better off by spreading the load over several different circuits or installing another line to reduce the load on the line that's tripping the breaker.

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When Working with Household Electricity you want to always keep in mind that the BLACK wire ALWAYS carries DEATH. What I mean by this is that working with a Single Phase Circuit (one that uses 120VAC) the only wire that should be carrying a voltage is the BLACK one, the other 2 wires (typically the White Neutral and Green Ground) should both be electrically connected to Earth Ground (usually by being attached to your water pipe.)

It is also possible that your hot tub may use more than 20 Amps.

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I have a bosch dishwasher model # I believe is SHX4AP05UC it keeps tripping my braker in the middle of washing wont complete a cycle any suggestions?


Adam, in order to help you, you must provide me with more info. What size breaker is tripping. What does the maufactor's manual reads about what size circuit it must be plugged into. If your house is a little old you probably have a 10 amp breaker that is tripping. If so than the manufaturer states theat it is recomamded to place it onto a 20 amp breaker. Only switch out the 10 map breaker to a 20 amp breaker if your the wire from the breaker is a 12 gauge wire.
Do not put a 20 amp breaker onto a 14 guage wire because it will most likely melt the insulation due to heat whichwill expose the bare copper wire which could lead to burning your house down.

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RV Air Conditioner Keeps Tripping Circuit Breaker & Compressor


It sounds like the unit was miswired at the factory, since when the A/C is "off" at the thermostat, there should be no calls for cooling or for the fan to run.

You also stated the most puzzling issue, with the breaker turned "off" the same thing happens. This shouldn't happen at all, when the power breaker is turned off, there should be no power being supplied to the unit and it shouldn't be able to do anything. Very strange indeed, but likely a major error done when the RV was manufactured, or some wiring in the loom has somehow become shorted and is supplying power from another breaker/source.

I think a call to the manufacturer is in order since there is no easy solution aside from possibly rewiring the A/C circuit.

Not sure when your RV was made, but definately time to call the manufacturer and break out the wiring schematic in an attempt to isolate and resolve the problem.

Hope you find this helpful and best regards!

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