I was outside yesterday when my wife called to me saying the lights in the kitchen were flickering. Next thing I know the power to the TV went out so I went downstairs to the breaker box to find that 5 of the breakers had tripped. When I went to reset them only 2 would reset. I called my electrician who wasn't sure but had some ideas which I wasn't quite fallowing.. And he swapped out one of the less needed breakers that worked for one that was broken until he could get some new ones seeing it is a holiday weekend. He left, I went to do errands I when I returned I found six more breakers are tripped And broken.... And as I write this the lights in the kitchen are flickering every few minutes. Any ideas?
Personally, I'd flip the master breaker and shut everything down until you know what is going on.
Something is seriously wrong with your wiring system, possibly the breaker panel itself has developed a really bad internal fault with how the breakers attach to the bus bars.
We just lost a house across the street due to a wiring fire as of 30 minutes ago.