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What is the most common cause of a circuit breaker trip?

Overloaded circuit
69%
Short circuit
30%
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Question: What is the most common cause of a circuit breaker trip?
Top Answer (69% of 26 votes): Overloaded circuit.

Answer: Overloaded circuit
Explanation: And the least likely to initiate a service call. This is very dangerous, don't overload a circuit.
Aegis Electric LLC
Answer: Overloaded circuit
Explanation: too many items being powered off the circuit
Electrical Services Inc.
Answer: Overloaded circuit
Explanation: Common cause's of breakers tripping is trying to draw to many amps or it can be a short circuit of an appliance. The design of a breaker is to trip to stop what ever is causing the problem saving the wiring and possible fire.
D B Electric
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Answer: Short circuit
Explanation: Short circuit also known as a dead short is the most common cause of a tripping breaker. Although overheating, and overloaded circuits will cause a breaker to trip. You should always have the entire circuit checked for any causes that may be making your breaker trip.
Seabreeze Electric
Answer: Short circuit
Explanation: Short circuit will trip the breaker
Gacem Electric
Answer: Short circuit
Explanation: In my 37 years of troubleshooting I would say short circuit is the most common cause
Jove Electric
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