is problem is very eratic and will at times correct itself and return to normal speed. Also when it is slowed way down in movement it is very difficult to manually adjust the backgauge.

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Coble Printing Co. Inc.
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Common reasons your breaker keeps tripping include circuit overload, a short circuit, or a ground fault.
Overloaded Circuits

The most common cause of a tripped circuit breaker is an overload in that circuit. Each circuit is only intended to carry a certain electrical load, and if it exceeds this load, it will cause the breaker to trip.

If it doesn`t trip immediately but trips later when your devices power up, it means that you have an overloaded circuit. An overloaded circuit happens when you pull more amps than your electrical system can handle.
To help determine what caused the problem, unplug all the items on the circuit before resetting the breaker. After it`s reset and rested for a few minutes, turn on or plugin items, one at a time, to determine what may have caused the overload.
The simple answer is that, YES, circuit breakers can go bad, so your suspicions may be well-founded. Just like any other essential device in your home (e.g. your water heater, HVAC system, etc.), circuit breakers can quit working properly. That said, don`t begin replacing your circuit breaker just yet.
To fully reset the breaker, you will need to turn the breaker all the way off and then back on before it will hold. If the breaker trips again you may have a short circuit or overloaded circuit, which will need to be checked out by a local licensed residential electrician.
Tripping Circuit Breaker

When moisture corrodes wiring and other electrical contacts, short-circuiting occurs. Humidity causes a current increase in your home, tripping the circuit breaker. Water droplets in appliances such as refrigerators and hairdryers lead to high wattage.

A circuit breaker can fail without tripping and is an indication it needs to be replaced. It can also mean there are wiring issues with the circuit itself, such as exposed/loose wiring, overheating, and unregulated voltage.
The average lifespan of a circuit breaker is about 30 to 40 years. However, this doesn`t mean you shouldn`t check your breakers every once in a while. There are several signs to watch out for that can help you get ahead of a broken or outdated circuit breaker. How do you know if a circuit breaker needs to be replaced?
The most common reasons why you have no power to the outlet even when the circuit breaker is on include faulty circuit breaker, GFCI issues, bad wiring, and hidden switches. You can try fixing these issues yourself given you have experience. Otherwise, hire an electrician.
Check for overload

If the breaker trips immediately, even with nothing plugged in, it`s likely you have a short, not an overload. If the breaker holds, go back to the room and start plugging things in and turning them on one by one. After each item, pause, then do the next one.

Circuit overload is a common reason for circuit breakers tripping, and you can prevent it from happening by simply running fewer appliances at the same time on that specific circuit. The best long-term solution, however, is to have an electrician update your home`s wiring to add additional circuits.
While there is no direct rule for how many outlets you can have on a 15 amp circuit, you should not have more than 1440 watts of power plugged into those outlets at one time.
The average lifespan of a circuit breaker is about 30 to 40 years. However, this doesn`t mean you shouldn`t check your breakers every once in a while.

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The backgauge on my Polar-Electromat 72 is running very slowly. At times it will bind up so badly it pops the circuit breaker on the cutter. This problem is very eratic and will at times correct itself and return to normal speed. Also when it is slowed way down in movement it is very difficult to manually adjust the backgauge.

Kevin King
Coble Printing Co. Inc.

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