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user001

07:16AM | 10/17/05
Member Since: 04/20/03
75 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
One of the electrical circuits in my house keeps tripping once or twice a year. It is always the same circuit and it includes the refrigerator. Other than overload, what might be other reasons for the circuit breeaker to trip. I am suspecting something other than overload, because otherwise the breaker shouold have tripped much more frequently. thank you.....

househelper

03:59PM | 10/17/05
Member Since: 03/31/05
265 lifetime posts
It is possible the circuit is overloaded, but only at certain times, like when the refrigerator compressor turns on while other things are also on. That may only happen at certain times a year.

What else is on that circuit?

user001

10:16PM | 10/19/05
Member Since: 04/20/03
75 lifetime posts
thanks. there are couple of outlets on the kitchen counter and the small microwave oven above our oven. The last time it tripped, I was standing in the kitchen, and I saw that there were no other gadgets that were active, nor was the microwave. I am wondering if there was some loose connection or frayed wiring that might be causing intermittend arcing somewhere in the circuit. Could arcing cause the breaker to trip? thank you

tsimko

08:21AM | 10/22/05
Member Since: 12/28/04
48 lifetime posts
yes, arcing is a short and would make the breaker trip. But try replacing the breaker first. Arcing would not normally come and go (unless there is a problem in the refrig). Breaders go bad and act weird sometimes.
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