Extension Special Series No. 11F
The wiring circuits in your home are protected by either fuses or circuit breakers~ When fuses blow or circuit breakers trip, the trouble is not in the fuse or circuit breaker. The trouble is an overload of the circuit, or it is in the cord, plug, equipment or wiring. Find the trouble and fix it before replacing fuses or resetting the circuit breaker.
South Dakota State University
Service, Cooperative Extension, "Electricity: Circuit Breakers -- Fuses" (1970). SDSU Extension Special Series. 99.