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25 year old circuit breaker keeps tripping 30 minutes to an

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25 year old circuit breaker keeps tripping 30 minutes to an hour after resetting. Reset three times and tried removing items plugged into outlets on circuit, but does not help. Never had this problem before. No evidence of water What do you recommend?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you with your electrical question.

1) How many amps is the breaker? 15 or 20 amps?

2) What type of circuit breaker do you have? A regular breaker or a GFCI type of breaker?

3) Do you have another known working 15 or 20 amp breaker in the main electrical panel?

4) Any recent electrical work performed on this circuit such as replacing wall receptacles or wall switches or installing new lighting fixtures?