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[ad#block]Electrical Question: I have three outlets in my kitchen, the breaker kept tripping and I thought my breaker needed to be replaced as I had one that actually did (now I believe it was my very old microwave (circa 1984) that was causing the tripping.

This electrical question came from: Rhonda, a Handy-woman from Des Moines, Iowa

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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Rhonda

Identifying Electrical Circuit Failures

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Home Electrical Circuit Repairs


Electrical Outlet Wiring

Wiring Electrical Outlets for the Home

Home electrical wiring includes 110 volt outlets and 220 volt outlets and receptacles which are common place in every home. See how wiring electrical outlets for the home are done.

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Electrical Circuit Wiring

This article looks at common 120 volt and 240 volt house wiring circuits and the circuit breakers that are installed identifying the types and amperage sizes used in most homes.

Using Testers to Identify Electrical Problems


Testers to Help Solve Electrical Problems

Troubleshooting Electrical Wiring
Types of Electrical Testers

Using Electrical Testers

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