Replacing a 50 Amp with a 60 Amp Breaker?

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Can a 50 amp breaker be replaced with a 60 amp with no re-wiring needed?

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August 26, 20110 found this helpful

A breaker is rated for the size wire used, to prevent it from overheating and causing a fire.
You must find out what size wire is used to see if it can handle 60 amps without overheating.
It also depends on the material the insulation is, as different insulation will allow different amperage. Also if it is copper or aluminum.

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