Signs of a Failing Circuit Breaker
Indications that a Circuit Breaker May Need to be Replaced© By: Dave Rongey
When a Circuit Breaker May Need Replacing
[ad#block]Electrical Question: I have an above-the-stove Microwave (Sharp R-1406 Sept. 2002) that trips my circuit breaker in the garage on mornings when the outside temp is about 40 degrees or below.
- I have no problem in the summer or warm weather.
- Do you know why this may be?
Thanks for your help.
This electrical question came from: Rich, a Homeowner from St. Louis, MO
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Thanks for your electrical question Rich.
Indications that a Circuit Breaker May Need to be Replaced
- Rich, the circuit breaker in the garage panel for this microwave oven circuit may need to be replaced with a new circuit breaker of the same amperage rating.
- I highly recommend homeowners to consult a qualified electrical contractor for electrical panel projects.
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