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Tripping circuit breaker

Will run about 5 mins. then trips the circuit breaker.

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  • marsfix Mar 27, 2008

    dishwasher goes through washing cycle and suddenly trips 40Amp circuit breaker.

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Your breaker has become weak with age. Have an electrician replace it for you and your problem will be rectified.

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