How do I replace an AFCI breaker?
- TURN OFF THE MAIN CIRCUIT BREAKER. Locate the breaker or breakers you plan to replace with AFCI breakers.
- REMOVE THE PANEL COVER. Unscrew and remove the panel cover.
- REMOVE OLD CIRCUIT BREAKER.
- DISCONNECT WHITE WIRE.
- CONNECT THE AFCI BREAKER.
- CONNECT THE COILED WHITE WIRE.
- INSTALL THE AFCI BREAKER.
- PUT THE PANEL COVER ON.
Also know, can I replace an arc fault breaker with a regular breaker?
Yes it can, but why would you want to, especially in your case. First off unless you are an Electrician, know what you are doing, or have generally large cajones, You should not be doing that. Your home is under warranty and the AFCI is tripping.
Likewise, how long do AFCI breakers last? The wire behind a wall is supposed to last well beyond 25 years. A Big 2X That . I came across this vid were an AFCI manufacturer representative says between 15 and 25 years.
Similarly, you may ask, where do you need AFCI breakers?
AFCI protection is currently required for all 15 and 20 amp branch circuits providing power to outlets* in residential family rooms, dining rooms, living rooms, parlors, libraries, dens, bedrooms, sunrooms, recreation rooms, closets, hallways, and similar rooms or areas.
How do you know if a breaker is AFCI?
With your breaker in the on position and at least one device turned on in the circuit, press down on the AFCI “TEST” button. The AFCI breaker should trip and move the switch to the OFF position (or the middle “TRIP” position if there is one). If the breaker trips when you press the “TEST” button, the AFCI is working.