Do you have to change the wiring as well as the circuit when changing to a higher amperage?

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Definetely, in 23 yrs I have never had a case that would allow the wire/breaker to remain.
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If you can change a 4-wire to a 3-wire 240V outlet circuit then what was the purpose of having a 4-wire box in place to begin with?

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Can a 10 amp circuit breaker be changed to a 15 amp without changing the wiring and what gauge wire is correct for 15 amps?

14 gauge wire is rated for 15 amps wich is the smallest size breaker that is used in the US. I never heard of or saw a 10 amp breaker and I am a licesened electrical contracto

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True or false if the voltage and resistance of a circuit stay constant the amperage can never change?

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How do you increase amperage without changing voltage or resistance?

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You changed 3 wire to a 4 wire on a dryer and keeps blowing circuit breaker?

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Can you add another appliance to a circuit by simply changing breaker to a larger amperage?

The most sensible solution is to get a qualified electrician to check the wiring to see what the maximum load should be, and if necessary re-wire with higher capacity wire/con