Circuit Breaker Failure Problems

Circuit Breaker Failure, Heat ProblemsAre you experiencing circuit breaker problems? Dolce Electric Co schedules electricians Mesa AZ homeowners and businesses can consult with free of charge about circuit breakers. Our in-office Mesa AZ electricians will answer technical questions like why you’re experiencing circuit breaker problems and general questions like “what is a circuit breaker and what does it do”. Call our in-office electricians in Mesa, AZ today and get the professional information and solutions you’re looking for.

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Evaluating Circuit Breakers

Determining if a circuit breaker replacement is required is all too often inaccurately based on the appearance of the circuit breakers. An outward appearance that looks fine can be misleading and in fact require replacing while a seemingly worn and aged breaker may be mechanically sound and perfect safe. While there are several symptoms that indicate a circuit breaker might need replacing there are three areas on the circuit breaker that confirm the need for a replacement.

Circuit Breakers, Failure and Warning Signs That Suggest an Inspection or Replacing

A total circuit breaker failure will rarely happen suddenly, there are always warning signs that you may need a circuit breaker replaced. If you notice any of the following symptoms there may be serious heat damage and burning being done to the buss bar in your electrical panel. Timely repairs will reduce the damage and save you money. Here’s what to look out for:

  • Lights flickering on and off
  • Random power losses and power restoration for no reason
  • Lights dim and come back to full brilliance
  • Electric clothes dryer comes on but doesn’t heat up
  • Circuit breaker handle won’t stay in the on or off position
  • Circuit breakers seem loose in the panel, wiggle and slip out easily
  • A sizzling, humming or buzzing sound coming from the panel
  • Circuit breakers are hot to touch / burning smell at panel

Note: In some cases approximately half of the home will experience power disruptions and flickering lights. This is typically not the result of a branch circuit breaker but can be caused by the main circuit breaker failing. Other causes can include a problem with the electric meter, a partial loss of power from the power company or a bad connection on one line of the main power. Consult with our in-office electrician for more information.

If you are experiencing any of the above issues there is a strong possibility that you need one or more circuit breakers replaced. Dolce Electric Co schedules Mesa electricians that you can consult with for free over the phone help. They will ask you a few simple questions to help you determine the best course of action and provide you with a free estimate for recommended repairs.

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