Circuit issue


Old 01-19-14, 09:13 AM
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Circuit issue

Thought I had a short in a circuit in the house. Lost power on a circuit when it tripped. Circuit would not switch back on unless there was no load at all on the circuit. Replaced the circuit break, but against when any load was placed on the circuit, it would trip. Replaced all switches and outlets on the circuit. No longer trips, but now only one switch (of three) on no outlets are working. I'm lost.

No pictures hung recently. So not really looking for that answer. From my estimation, the switch that is working is not the first in line on the circuit, adding to my confusion.

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Old 01-19-14, 10:29 AM
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It's pretty hard to follow what's going on there. A light load should not trip the circuit breaker.

Did you check to see if you lost hot or neutral or both ? Check from hot to ground and check from neutral to ground.
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I'm thinking something was reinstalled incorrectly. Were there any wiring changes done just before the circuit started to trip?
Old 01-20-14, 06:49 PM
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Is this a GFCI or AFCI breaker?
Old 01-20-14, 07:08 PM
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Is it possible the tab was not broken on the brass side of the receptacle making the switches inoperative?

A breaker may not reset until it cools down enough if there was an overload.

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