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What Causes Circuit Breakers to Trip Off

How to Identify the Cause of a Tripping Circuit Breaker

How to Identify the Cause of a Tripping Circuit Breaker

Electrical Question: I have one circuit breaker that keeps tripping off.

This electrical question came from: Robert, a Handyman from Marlton, New Jersey

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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Robert

Solving the Problem of a Tripping Circuit Breaker

Why Circuit Breakers Trip Off
Robert, circuit breakers rarely go bad and the majority of the time a tripping circuit breaker is due to a fault within the circuit or a problem with a device or equipment that is connected to the circuit.
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