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Home breaker tripping. circuit primarily receptacles in

Customer Question

home breaker tripping. circuit primarily receptacles in parallel. not sure which one.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Hello, welcome to Just Answer.

Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Do you know how many outlets are on the affected circuit?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
5 I believe, one each in two bathrooms and two in make up room.
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Have you unplugged everything from all of the outlets?

Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

I would start by trying to remove all items that plug in from the circuit. Then, I would check any GFI outlets on the circuit. Since two of the outlets on the circuit are in bathrooms, they should be GFI protected. That is done with either a GFI breaker, or a GFI outlet. GFI outlets, particularly, have been known to short out internally, causing the breaker to trip until the outlet is replaced.

Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

I need to step away from the computer for about 10 minutes. I'll check for your reply shortly.