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I have a swith and an outlet in one box I connected the juice from the outlet to the swith and every time I turn off the swith my circuit braker goes down. How do I fix that?

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If your circuit breaker trips when you flip the switch to the off position you have a short. I would encourage you to contact an electrician to correct that problem before you cause damage to the product you are trying to control, yourself or your house.

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Start with all the simple stuff, it may sound repetitive and I'm sure you have already done the first things I'll mention, but bear with me, its always easiest to start simple and work your way up to calling a technician.

First make sure its fully connected to the outlet. The plugs can wiggle themselves lose over time. Also, make sure that the chord for the dryer is properly connected.

Next, check the breaker panel and make sure the switch didn't trip.

If those don't help, while your in your breaker box take notice to how many amps the breaker is that the dryer is connected to, if this was a dryer you just had installed, and it worked fine before the delivery guys left, check to see what the required voltage and amperage is for your dryer, use a multimeter to check how many volts are coming out of the outlet. A decent multimeter can be purchased at a local hardware store, auto parts store, or WalMart for 20 dollars or less. If the reading is between 110 - 125 volts that is a standard reading for a residential outlet, if you have a commercial connection there reading should fall between 205 - 240, if your getting the standard reading from the outlet, it's probably something in your dryer call a service technician for further diagnosis. If the reading is around 90v (residential) or 125-140 (commercial) your problem lies between your circuit break and outlet.

Unless your very handy call an electrician to find the short in the line.

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The seven outlets and one overheard light are all hooked to one of your circuit breakers.
Modern electrical codes call for this formula (7 to a circuit breaker), and your description of your problem tell me your house/apartment is correctly wired.
Here's the fix.
Find your "fuse box" and open the door.
Look for a circuit breaker that is not EXACTLY lined up with all the other switches.
Turn that one off and back on again.
If you cannot see any circuit breakers that are not exactly in line with all the others, you will be needing to shut them all off and turn them back on one at a time until you can find the offender.
You may need to repeat this a time or two.
This should fix it.
If not, the next step is sort of dangerous, so you will need someone who knows about electricity.
If this doesn't work, the next step is to remove the square metal inner cover and look at all the circuit breakers to see if a wire has come out of one, perhaps next to the one that was shut off buy the repair person.
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