Motor Troubleshooting: Circuit Breaker Panel

Helpful tips: If the motor power is a 220 volt, 1 phase, a MINIMUM of a 30AMP breaker is needed.



If the motor power requirement is 110 volt single phase, look at the motor specification tag on the side of the motor and look at the specified operating amperage. Example: specified operating amperage on the motor tag is 22.5 AMPS. A MINIMUM of a 30AMP breaker would be required. Operating any electric motor at the same or lower breaker amperage may cause damage to the motor. In other cases, the circuit breaker will fail.