breaker keeps turimg off?

extension cord added for fan ,can that be the cause.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Yes. You might have too much on that circuit. I would try a different outlet on a different circuit and see what happens. And you can confirm by using a lamp with incandescent bulb on the outlet you keep tripping without the extension cord than try with extension cord. It may even be possible the issue is the cord.

    Source(s): 14 years electrician
    • John P
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      An extension cord which is in good condition cannot make a breaker turn off, unless the item (fan) makes the circuit overloaded, which is unlikely for a fan - a fairly low-power item, or the fan is faulty. Test by plugging the fan in direct, and then the extension without the fan.

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  • 5 months ago

    I doubt it, But, something is causing it to overload, or it may be faulty

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  • 5 months ago

    It's possible, but an air conditioner, refrigerator, or heater is more likely to draw considerable current than a fan is unless the fan is faulty.

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  • 5 months ago

    Try it without the extension cord. If it works well, then the cord was the problem

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  • 5 months ago

    IT is quite possibly the reason the Breaker keeps tripinh

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