What to Do If an Appliance Continuously Blows a Fuse

October 20, 2020

Most people have had an experience with a blown fuse at one time. If you are a homeowner with older wiring in particular, blown fuses may be a common occurrence. There are many reasons why an appliance continuously blows a fuse in your home. From dealing with a one-time issue to permanently upgrading your system, there are a lot of ways to handle a blown fuse. What Is a Blown Fuse? Today most homeowners have had old fuse boxes or fuse panels replaced by more modern electrical panels that contain circuit breakers. The expression “a blown fuse” is used to...

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Common Causes of a Tripped Circuit

November 19, 2019

Many people are familiar with the fact that if a circuit is overloaded, the circuit breaker will trip. However, they’re often not aware of the many other possible causes behind a tripped circuit. Two other common causes are short circuits and ground faults. Short Circuit In addition to causing the circuit to trip, a short circuit might come with sparks, smoke and popping sounds. Short circuits occur when an active wire touches a neutral wire. This overloads the circuit, forcing it to trip the breaker in order to protect you and your property. What causes short circuits?: Animals chewing on...

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