A friend had some other friends staying at their beach house, and there were
"problems" with the power. This is third hand, so who knows what the real
story is. I may take a short beach vacation to see for myself.
it MAY be something like:
with both washer and dryer on, power went out. Maybe the main tripped. Or
maybe one side of the main tripped. Or maybe one side of the dryer breaker
There is a lot of power consumption and maybe the line voltage was a bit
How does one tell if a breaker is acting funny, like only blowing one side?
Or if the main is tripping a bit too easily? Do you just buy a few new
breakers and give them a whirl?
If a double pole breaker only trips one side , it's bad , toss it <there's a
mechanical link inside that trips the other side if one side overloads>. If
a breaker trips repeatedly under normal loading , IE the usual devices
running but it won't hold the load , it's bad , toss it . Same thing for the
main , if it trips out under normal loads , it's bad , toss it . DO NOT
under any circumstances use a new breaker with a higher load rating !
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