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Why an Electrical Circuit May Trip Off

How to Find the Cause of a Tripping Circuit Breaker: Can you help me find out why a circuit breaker is tripping off? Why Circuit Breakers Trip Off, Testing to Identify a Circuit Problem, Appliances That Cause Can Circuit Problems, Inspecting Damaged Wiring, How to Get Help with an Electrical Problem.

Tripping Circuit Breaker Problem
Electrical Question: Can you help me find out why a circuit breaker is tripping off?

This electrical question is from Tina, a Homeowner from Ocala, Florida.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Tina.

Possible Causes of Electric Circuit Failure

Application: Tripping Electrical Circuit.
Skill Level: Advanced – a Licensed Electrical Contractor or Certified Electrician should be consulted.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Ammeter and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on age of the home, the condition of the electrical system and available access to electrical components.
Precaution: Electrical troubleshooting of this level is best performed by a qualified electrician.

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