1) the breaker is doing its job and the total load on that circuit is
2)the breaker is faulty
3)the wrong breaker is fitted.
If (1) you transfer loads from this circuit to another one, adding
infrastructure wiring as necessary. Or you just switch other stuff off
and leave them off whilst using the unit. Or, less likely, the unit has
a fault which makes itself apparent after 10 minutes of operation. Not
If (2) you replace the breaker. It would be better to either measure the
load or count up the loads of individual appliances to calculate the
circuit loading - rather than simply replace the breaker and hope.
If (3) you replace the breaker with one of the correct specification for
the circuit it protects.
Step one) Install a breaker with a higher amp rating. The hiogher the
Step 2) Remove anything of value from your house, including family
members and pets.
Step 3) Turn on the dehimidifier and leave the house withing 10
minutes, preferebly sooner.
Step 4) Use the Fire Insurance money to pay for a proper electrician
to come and make sure that Step 3 doesn't happen to you in the middle
of the night while you sleep.
Or the best solution yet, hire the electrician NOW and avoid the
possible risk of going to jail for fraud based upon Steps one and two!
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