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1. Most of the sockets are mounted using screws. They have 2 wires black and white. So it should not be hard to replace. However you can come back here when you get socket and I will try to walk you through.
2. Are you sure its the main breaker that trips? or its one of the 15 or 20 amp breakers that trips?
Are you sure its the main breaker that trips? or its one of the 15 or 20 amp breakers that trips?
Hmmm. That definitely needs an electrician. There are few things that needs to be checked, starting from the panel checking loose wires and breakers going towards each device on that circuit.
well the problem is that main breaker is tripping. it should only trip the breaker for that circuit.
It is really hard to say. It might be combination of both. It needs troubleshooting. as I said if it was single breaker tripping then it would be either over load of that circuit or short in the receptacle that you are using for vacuum. What size is the main breaker?
meaning how many amps?
Mostly 100 or 200. But it is really rare that you would overload the main breaker. Although when it trips besides the vacuum what else did you have on? maybe electric oven, dryer
It really all depends. How old is the house?
Sorry but it really needs troubleshooting.
8-10 years old house should have at least 200 amps.
Just a follow up. Did you get electrician to look at it?