GFI Breaker Change

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Old 11-19-05, 07:29 PM
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GFI Breaker Change

Currently have 15amp two pole GFI breaker in panel that trips often. Want to change to 20 or 30 amp to support current loads. Should this be a problem?

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Old 11-19-05, 07:34 PM
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Yup. BIG problem!

You cannot simply put in a larger breaker. The breaker must be sized accordingly to the circuit conductors.

Unless ALL the wiring in this circuit is larger than #14 you CANNOT change the breaker for a higher rated one.
 
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Old 11-19-05, 07:34 PM
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Are you sure it is tripping from overcurrent? Could it be a ground fault trip?
What is the load?
 
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