AFCI breakers tripping randomly


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Old 11-28-16, 09:18 AM
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Question AFCI breakers tripping randomly

Recently my circuit breakers have been tripping randomly for 5 bedrooms in our home. House built in 2008, so fairly new. Breakers are ARC 15 (pic attached). It generally happens when a light switch is turned on or a vacuum or iron is plugged in, but also just randomly. I was told it may be caused by a faulty appliance, but that is not the case as it occurs at different times under different circumstances and throughout the day.

What can I do to troubleshoot this? Could it be a bad breaker box?

Thank you!

Lance
 
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Old 11-28-16, 09:22 AM
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Are you saying only one circuit breaker serves five bed rooms?
 
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Old 11-28-16, 09:23 AM
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No... I may have mis-communicated. 5 bedrooms are on 4 breakers.
 
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Old 11-28-16, 10:07 AM
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So that means you're having problems with four circuits/breakers ?

It's not uncommon to have a problem with a single circuit tripping.
It's much rarer for fours circuits to be randomly tripping.
 
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Old 11-28-16, 10:10 AM
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That is correct, Pjmax...
 
 

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