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While other part of the house do not have any outage, the electricity on this particular circuit will go out and back on automatically few time a day. I just wonder whether Bryant circuit beaker will switch back on by itself? Thx Robb

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  • robbyuan Nov 02, 2010

    I had the same thought. So I replaced the circuit breaker few days ago. It is still doing the same thing. Any other suggestions? Robb

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All circuit breakers are manual reset by human hands. You have a short in the wiring it seems. An short finder is needed in your case to track down this short. Generally this happens to circuits which are under flooring or heavy vibration ocurs in the home which is poorly connected wiring

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Hello Robby. Definitely replace that breaker. It is on it's last legs and not a safe situation. And to answer your question, no. Breakers are never designed that way even though some fuses are. Joe

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