Tripping breaker.


Old 11-23-14, 03:57 PM
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Tripping breaker.

I installed a new circuit over a year ago and everything has been fine until maybe about a month ago. It has started to trip. Can't say I have pinpointed what causes the trip, but nothing has changed as far as load. The breaker is new and so is all of the wiring and outlets. I have 6 can lights with with a 53 watt bulb in each, computer, printer, and other misc small pc related components. Any ideas?
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Old 11-23-14, 04:32 PM
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Swap the wire on the problem breaker with one from another breaker of the same size. If problem stops then it may be the breaker.
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Also what would be helpful to us is for you to let us know if the breaker that is tripping is a regular breaker, AFCI breaker or GFCI breaker (would be unusual for can lights but people do things sometimes). This may play a part in the tripping other than just a dead short or overheat such as an arc fault or ground fault.
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Been running a space heater in the outlet?
Did you back stab the outlets or install the wires under the screws?

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