Can damaged wires cause a circuit breaker to trip?

Answer A circuit breaker is designed to shut off the electricity when it detects that too much current is flowing through it. Damaged wiring can create a short circuit, which bypasses the resistance creat... Read More »

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Can I wire two wires in one circuit breaker?

The National Electrical Code, or NEC, does not allow or permit two wires running into one circuit breaker. There is however one exception to the rule. "If you are installing a whole house surge sup... Read More »

What Does It Mean to Trip a Circuit Breaker?

A circuit breaker automatically trips, or shuts off, when it is overloaded with power. When the wires become too hot, they pose a fire hazard, so the circuit breaker is programmed to sense the extr... Read More »

Why would a powerline adapter cause the circuit breaker to be tripped?

The circuit breaker could be faulty itself when everything is plugged in. They do get weak after years of service. You could have an electrician check the breaker out or just replace the breaker wi... Read More »

You have an Amana dishwasher ADB1 Sofsound II The door is in a locked position and will not open you did trip the circuit breaker to no avail?

The handle is broken on the inside. Put your thumbs on top and pull out with them while pushing the handle up and in. With a little luck it will open for you.