A tripped circuit breaker can be a nuisance.
And when it happens repeatedly, you often wonder if your home appliances are to blame.
Here are the ins and outs of tripped circuit breakers in the kitchen and what you can do to fix it.
What are Circuit Breakers?
Circuit breakers are installed in the home’s electrical box as a safety mechanism. Before circuit breakers, many homes had fuses, and fuses had a tendency to overheat and create home fires. Not a good situation! A circuit breaker is designed to “trip” when it receives an overload of power that the circuit cannot handle.
I lose power every time I run two kitchen appliances. Do I need appliance repair to fix the issue?
While you may see that two kitchen appliances – refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, etc. – are plugged into two different outlets, chances are they are on the same circuit. And when those two appliances start working at the same time, they are sending too much power to the particular circuit and shutting down the whole operation for your safety. So in this case, the issue is not with your kitchen appliances, but rather with the electrical system. Call a licensed home electrician to come remedy the issue. Chances are, they will put the two appliances on different circuits to avoid further Dallas appliance repair.
Which appliances are most likely to trip the circuit breaker?
Refrigerators require a lot of energy to operate, and older model refrigerators are one of the top culprits for tripping circuit breakers in the kitchen. Thankfully, refrigerators are getting more and more energy efficient, reducing the risk of a tripped breaker.
If you are constantly having a circuit breaker issue when running your kitchen appliances and aren’t sure what the issue is, you can always call Appliance Rescue Service in Addison, Texas to get you a consultation and determine where the issue lies. Our technicians can evaluate your appliances and make sure they are in proper working order before it's too late!