Three main reasons a circuit breaker trips: 1) There is a short circuit. 2) There is an overloaded circuit. 3) The circuit breaker is worn out.
A circuit breaker is designed to trip (flip to the off position) when there is a problem with the wire it is protecting.
A SHORT Circuit is when two electrical wires touch each other. A short circuit will cause the breaker to trip or blow a fuse.
An OVERLOADED Circuit occurs when too much power is running through an electrical wire.
A WORN OUT circuit breaker is one that has just worn out, is old and possible damaged.
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