Circuit Breaker Trips

A circuit breaker may trip or a fuse may blow for any number of reasons. First determine if the appliance on a properly sized breaker or fuse. For this refer to the features or installation information for the appliance.If the unit is not on the correct sized breaker, consult the installer or an electrician.


If the breaker trips or the fuse is blown while using appliance:

Electric Range, Cooktop, Wall Ovens

  • Inspect surface, bake and broil units for visible holes or breaks. If visible damage located, you should replace the damaged part.
  • If no visible issue with the calrod, unplug the appliance and reset circuit breaker. If fuse or breaker trips immediately, the fault is with house wiring or breaker box and requires an electrician to diagnose and repair.
  • If fuse or circuit breaker does not trip, the fault is with appliance and further diagnosis is needed by service.

Refrigerators, Dishwashers, Washers, Dryers

  • There are a number of possible causes for these units to blow a fuse or trip a circuit breaker. i.e. shorted heaters, timers, loose electrical wires.
  • Unplug the appliance, replace fuse or reset breaker, if fuse or breaker trips immediately, fault is with house wiring or breaker box and requires an electrician. They all require some sort of disassembly to diagnose and would require service.