Can Moisture Cause a Circuit Breaker to Trip?

Does a breaker trip due to wet/moisture near the circuit? The old fridge has been replaced and a new cable has been run due to the moisture from the AC before. That circuit has been changed, now the breaker trips after a short period. Any explanation why it keep tripping?


By tek from Dallas, TX

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April 24, 20190 found this helpful

Breakers can trip from being overloaded or shorted. A short period of running usually indicates an overload because a short would trip the breaker immediately. It may be possible that the old breaker was bad and would have never tripped and the new one is doing its job. Is the breaker rated for the load?

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