Electrical Wiring in the Home/breaker keeps tripping


put in new breaker and plugged stuff back in and breaker tripped and now only part will work had breaker tested and breaker is fine what hould i do

Since you now have part of the circuit not working it could be that you have a burnt wire/connection in the wall, ceiling, attic, or basement.

To be safe you should call an electrician.

It sounds like something you are plugging into the circuit is tripping the breaker.

But since part of the circuit is not working this means you probably have a serious issue with the circuit itself, and not just whatever you are plugging into the circuit.

If you noticed which "stuff" tripped the breaker you could concentrate on that thing you plugged into the circuit.

Again, since part of the circuit is dead it has created the need for troubleshooting the whole circuit.
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