One specific coil on stove trips circuit breaker

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I recently purchased a home with appliances included. One of the appliances is an stove/oven.

We cleaned the range before our first use. The day after the clean, we used the oven and 3 of the 4 coils on the stove top. Later in the day we tried to use 3 coils again, but this time using the back left coil (which we previously had not used). As soon as I turned it on, the circuit breaker flipped. I reset the circuit breaker, tried the same range again and this time it seemed like it blew the fuse in the range itself.

So, naturally I tried it again. This time the breaker will not stay in the on position if the coil is in range. I took the coil out, the breaker will once again switch to on position. Stove works, just cant use or insert that last coil.

Can anyone point me toward similar issues? It seems to be more specific than the entire range going...

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Those of you who read our articles regularly, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned HVAC company in Southern California, and pride ourselves in giving people honest, straight answers to their questions. So, what do you do if your air conditioner circuit breaker keeps tripping? Many HVAC contractors will tell you to call in a professional, but some of our more frequent readers are figuring out by now that many of the things you often call a contractor out for can be done yourself for a lot cheaper. A situation in which an air conditioner circuit breaker keeps tripping is no different, and be wary of anyone who tells you otherwise! Trust me, it isn’t rocket science, and you can start troubleshooting yourself when an air conditioner circuit breaker keeps tripping – without calling out an expensive HVAC contractor. In this article we will work our way through the troubleshooting process from the most likely causes, to more unlikely (and varsity) situations in which an AC circuit...

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Trip Circuit Supervision In Switchgear

Due to operator's negligence, a catastrophic failure of critical equipment in the installation may occur – even where 'TCH Check Push Button and a TCS Lamp' are present. What is the remedy?

-K Sivakumar

A switchgear is a device or a combination of devices, primarily intended for the purpose of making, carrying and breaking currents in electric circuits, during normal conditions as well as during abnormal situations. Thus, in the event of an abnormality as that of a fault, detection and timely isolation of the faulty portion of the network is the most important function of any switchgear. So, in a switchgear installation, the trip circuit is very crucial.
What is the use, even if an installation has 'world-class' protection relays, auxiliary relays and even 'world-class' switchgear, if the circuit breaker trip coil is faulty and/or the wiring is loose and/or the power supply to the circuit breaker trip circuit is...

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As electricity flows through the wiring in your house, circuit breakers serve as critical safety devices that prevent overloads. When too many amps of electricity are pulled into a circuit, both damage and danger result. Wiring can overheat and melt insulation, causing a fire.

A circuit breaker is a more modern, reusable version of a fuse. The breaker constantly monitors the flow of electricity into a circuit, and if for any reason the amperage exceeds the circuit’s rated amount, the breaker trips and the flow of electricity is interrupted at the breaker panel. All outlets on that individual circuit and all devices plugged into it are instantly powerless.

How Much Load Is Too Much?

In a typical residence, circuits in living spaces like bedrooms and family rooms are generally rated for 15 amps. Parts of the home where more amperage is used such as the kitchen or laundry room will be controlled by more heavy-duty circuit breakers rated for 20 amps. Certain...

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I had a similar setup when I bought my place here in the Florida swamp - a 60 amp fused switch at the service pole, which fed the main panel in the mobile home. Except for the main breaker in the MH, the setup was the same. The switch was a kluge - ALL power (including outbuildings) hookup was made in the switch and it was "busy" and it wasn't exactly safe. What you have is not exactly safe, either. You really, Really, REALLY should have a main breaker in the house panel... or do what I'm going to suggest below.

What I did was hang a GE panel beneath the switch, replaced the fuses with slugs and feed the panel through a 100 amp double main breaker. The outbuilding branch circuits have their own breakers, and it provides branch circuits to a pair of travel trailers parked near the pole. Every circuit leaving the main panel went through 2 breakers - the main panel breaker and the branch circuit breaker.

Eventually, the switch died, and I simply removed it. Had to cut...

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Our aim for the camper van electrical system is to be able to do without electrical hookups indefinitely, and to be able to be away from any power source for a day or two without much sun and without having to run the engine.

To achieve this we have tried to keep electrical loads down by choosing efficient gadgets, avoided some high power consumption electrical devices, included some extra battery capacity, and a large solar panel to charge the battery when sun is available.

This section goes over the design of the electrical system for the camper conversion, the selection of components, and the installation.

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