ground fault interupter breaker


Old 02-18-06, 09:08 AM
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ground fault interupter breaker

I have a Spa that quit running. I checked the breaker that is a ground fault interupter breaker. It is off and will not reset. It just returns to the off position without any hesitation. Does this type of breaker just go bad or do I have other problems?
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Old 02-18-06, 10:09 AM
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I think the first step, which you have probably done, is to disconnect the spa from the GFCI. If it then resets, look to the spa as the problem. If it still does not reset, then it may be the GFCI.
Old 02-18-06, 10:12 AM
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Breakers do go bad. However, I would consider a ground fault before suspecting the breaker.

As goldstar suspected, remove the load from the GFCI and see if it can then be reset. If it can then you have a ground fault somewhere and the breaker did it's job.
Old 02-18-06, 05:31 PM
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Also, make sure you are actually resetting the breaker, by turning it all the way to the "off" position before turning it "on". Just moving a tripped breaker toward the "on" position will not always turn it on, especially if it is a gfci breaker.

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