06:25AM | 10/18/07
Member Since: 10/17/07
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The breaker for our stove trips when the stove isn't in use. When I reset the breaker, it will stay on for about a minute and trip again. There are no other appliances sharing this circuit. The plug for the stove fits in the outlet very loosely. I am trying to figure out if it is the breaker or the outlet itself that is sausing the problem.


10:13AM | 10/18/07
Member Since: 01/09/07
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It's quite rare for a breaker to fail like this. It's much more likely to be a problem somewhere along the wiring -- and especially at the ends, where connections are made. And since you noticed that the plug fits 'loosely', that is very likely to be the problem location.

What do you mean exactly by 'fits loosely'?

You may be able to fix this by gently spreading the prongs on the plug so that they fit securely. Otherwise you are looking at replacing either the cord on the stove, or the stove receptacle, whichever one is the worn part. Either one is a fairly inexpensive part (probably around $10-$15) and easily done by a amateur in a half-hour or so.

That is quite likely to fix your problem. But do it soon! This is a serious problem. You should leave the stove breaker turned off until this is fixed.


02:40PM | 10/18/07
Member Since: 10/17/07
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By loosely I mean that the plug hangs half out of the outlet. Thank you for the advice. I'll give that a try.


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