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Mobile Home Breaker Trips When It Rains?

I live in a 1973 single wide trailer. The bathroom is on a 10 amp breaker, and every time it rains it trips. First we thought water might be getting in so we taped it up with waterproof tape. Then it rained and the breaker tripped again, there are only 4 lights in the bathroom. What gives?

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March 15, 20190 found this helpful

You might have issues with the wires going to the breaker from the outside. Every time it rains they get wet. Call the utility company. The wires belong to them, and they should fix it for free.

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March 16, 20190 found this helpful

First I would check to see if anything else is on that breaker (with lamps, lights, etc. on flip that breaker off yourself. If the only area that loses power is the bathroom great, if other areas go off you know that the breaker powers other areas.) Second, try replacing the actual breaker fuse.

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It might be that the fuse is old and needs to be replaced. We live in a camper with the main breaker being a 10, and needed to replace the main breaker outside when different areas inside kept throwing the inside breakers.

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Anonymous
January 26, 20200 found this helpful

Where is the breaker fuse located

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March 16, 20190 found this helpful

I don't mess with electricity, so it depends on who manages your breaker box. If you rent or it is part of the trailer park common area, call that person. If you are responsible, call an electrician.

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I have seen far too many DIY electric fires so please, be safe and let a pro look at it! Some electricians have a one price thing...where if you book online, they knock a percent off the fee to look. See if they offer this or other discounts also. Some do!! We are very blessed to have one who offers discounts.

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March 16, 20190 found this helpful

U might need to go up on your breaker fuse. Sounds like 10 amps isn't enough to with hold a rain storm.u might have to go up another amp hightler than 10. If that work get in touch with ur power company and they should have someone come out to look at it for you

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