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enter image description hereThis started happening last week. My Shark vacuum kept tripping my breaker. My wife smelled smoke coming from the vacuum so we assumed it had reached its end. I bought a new vacuum (same brand), thinking the problem would be fixed, but to no avail. I've plugged it in everywhere in the house and it trips the different breakers. I plugged in other appliances, but they do not trip the breakers. I even plugged in an old Oreck vacuum, and it did not trip the breakers. Any thoughts?

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  • What's the nameplate rating of the vacuum? What size breakers are we talking about?
    – JACK
    Jun 6 '20 at 20:48
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    Do the breakers trip immediately when the vacuum is turned on, or do they take a little while to trip? Do they have TEST buttons on them? Jun 6 '20 at 22:49
  • They're 15s. The breakers trip immediately. they have test buttons on them and they trip when pushed, so they're working properly. Jun 6 '20 at 23:23
  • 120v, 60HZ, 10A on nameplate Jun 6 '20 at 23:26
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    Just tested the rest. Breakers 2 and 6 blink 5 times. All others 2 times. Jun 9 '20 at 22:40
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Just moved in to a new house both myself and neighbor. Have same problem not your vacuum it’s lousy breakers from Eaton good for commercial not so for residential had problem with brand new washing machine electricians tried to tell me it was the unit funny i ran an extension cord and it worked breaker flashed 6 times told him change it out bad breaker right out of box not like seimen or square d check anode make sure all the breaker’s are seated and all connections are tight hope this helps

Forgot to mention go to Eaton website and they will tell you what the flashing light is goes from 1 blinck to 6 and you can go back and check any fault

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    Please edit this to apply proper punctuation to make sentences. It appears that your fingers maybe moved a bit too fast and applied some random punctuation. Also, you've got the makings of an answer in here, but it reads more as a story at the moment. Now that you've taken the tour, you'll know that we're looking for specific answers, not your standard forum running commentary...
    – FreeMan
    Jun 9 '20 at 14:44

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