Why Electrical Outlets Trip The Circuit Breaker
||By Dave Rongey - Summary:
My 20 amp breaker which serves 7 wall outlets continues to trip without any reason…
Why Electrical Outlets Trip The Circuit BreakerQuestion:
Background: Roger, a Homeowner from Gouldsboro PA
My 20 amp breaker which serves 7 wall outlets continues to trip without any reason. It can be reset and it may trip immediately, 10 minutes later or several days or even a month later. 4 outlets are used on regular basis. None are heating or cooling units A TV, clock radio and two lamps used periodically.
Thanks for your electrical question Roger. I would check every device that is plugged into these outlets. I suspect an intermittent short or failing electronic component. Aside from that a complete circuit analysis would be advised.
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