We answer a question in this brief show, why are my arc-fault circuit interrupters (breakers) tripping? We look at what AFCI’s are, what they do, and how to do some basic trouble shooting. As I mentioned in the show, these are a life-safety device so you want to make sure they are installed and working correctly. Do not replace them with a regular breaker – this is more Dangerous!.. Check for faulty devices (broken or loose cords, kinks, slices,etc.) check your wiring – are all the screws tight on the outlets, in the panel? is a arcing light switch the culprit? Or, is it one of your loads, such as a tv, coffee maker or blow dryer? Watch to get more insight into these sometimes tricky problems.
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