What Should I Do If An Appliance Continuously Blows A Fuse or Trips a Breaker?

At a minimum, a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker will render a washer, refrigerator or other appliance inoperable until the fuse is replaced or the breaker reset. In some cases, the problem could be caused by a frayed wire or a loose connection that needs to be fixed immediately. Let’s take a look at how you might address the problem when appliances are routinely impacted by blown fuses or tripped breakers.

Are You Overloading Your Home’s Electrical System?

Typically, a fuse will blow or a breaker will be tripped because there are too many devices drawing power from the circuit the fuse or breaker controls. If most or all of your appliances are connected to one circuit, it may be best to move some of them to a new circuit. It might also be a good idea to move computers, televisions or other electronic devices to other circuits to reduce the chances of this problem happening again.

Check Your Appliances

If the circuit that delivers power to your appliance isn’t bearing too heavy of a load, the problem may be caused by a frayed wire, loose connection or some other problem with the appliance itself. Is the appliance properly connected and assembled? This is why it’s important to read owners and setup manuals before using an appliance or other energy-intensive device.

Call the Professional Electricians at GVEC Electrician Services

If you’re routinely dealing with blown fuses, tripped breakers or other electrical problems in your home, we suggest calling a professional, fully licensed electrician from GVEC Home Electricians services. Our team of professional electricians has the tools and knowledge to inspect for, diagnose and repair any problems with your home electrical system in a safe and timely manner, whatever the issue might be. We’ll keep you fully informed of the work needing done before we start and as we’re completing the job, too. We’re committed to caring for your home or business as if it were our own. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 888.590.7773.