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revans

08:56AM | 04/14/03
Member Since: 04/13/03
3 lifetime posts
Please Help! I have a house all electric when I have my electric stove, electric heater on the main breaker will trip. Could you please tell me what I can do ? Thanks I apprecitate your input.

joed

02:31PM | 04/14/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
You didn't say what size your main breaker is. I would say you probably need to upgrade your service to a larger size.

treebeard

02:50PM | 04/14/03
Member Since: 01/14/03
262 lifetime posts
I'd agree. The loads of an electric stove and electric heater might be larger than most, but your main circuit must be rather small for the main breaker to trip with only those loads. Are you sure those are the only things up and running when the breaker trips? No other lights, dishwasher, sump pump, garage door opener, etc.?

electricmanscott

03:44PM | 04/14/03
Member Since: 11/05/01
98 lifetime posts
More info is needed here. Service size? Is this a new problem? Does it take a while to trip or is it immediately when you turn on the stove? If the service size is adequate I would hire an electrcian to look at the connections in the panel at the main breaker.


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