Should the trip button on a home breaker box be off or on?

Answer The trip button should be in the "on" position during normal use. Should the circuit overload, the trip button will sit in between the "on" and "off" position. To reset the trip button, push it to ... Read More »

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Why does a ceiling fan in a new home trip the arc fault breaker when it worked before?

Answer you could have a loose connection causing it to arc enough to trip the breaker -- check all the connections -- maybe you'll need to change out the arc fault Answer you could have a loose ... 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 »

What causes the breaker to trip on a central vac unit?

Maybe you have other electrical drains on that breaker linethat cause it to exceed the 15 or 20 amp limit.Fix it.

Can damaged wires cause a circuit breaker to trip?

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 »