Breaker Won't Reset

I'm trying to figure out why breaker won't reset after overloading the circuit with space heaters. I even replaced the breaker and it sparked when I tried to reset. I'm planning on checking plugs next to see if the wiring is damaged. Is this a good place to start?

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December 21, 20160 found this helpful

Beware! This sounds like real trouble to me, and you probably need re-wiring. Sparks coming from a breaker sounds ominous, and definitely not something to tackle by yourself. Do call an electrician.

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December 21, 20160 found this helpful

I totally agree and that's the plan to call an electrician. Thank you for your reply!!

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December 21, 20160 found this helpful

Turn the heaters off. Some draw a lot of amps.

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December 22, 20160 found this helpful

I've turned everything off, unplugged everything and it was still tripping; it's an old house and there's way too much on the one circuit and the renters totally overloaded the circuit so there's a serious problem in the walls, so it's up to a professional now. Thanks.

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March 18, 20170 found this helpful

after tripping , contacts of circuit breakers heated up , it will take some time to cool down , and after that it will work normally

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