21st October 2019

thespruce
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Why does my fuse keep popping?

If a circuit is overloaded, meaning beyond the preset amount of amps labeled on the fuse, the fuse blows (or opens the circuit) to protect the wires from breaking down and burning. Electrical shorts also cause fuse failure. An electrical short can be from the hot wire to ground or a hot wire to neutral.

Furthermore, can you blow a fuse in a circuit breaker?

Circuit breakers and fuses will audibly "pop" almost immediately if there's a short or loose wire. These can be quite dangerous, so it's best to have a licensed electrician fix it for you. More often, the issue is a blown fuse or tripped circuit caused by excessive electrical current flowing through the wires.
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