Stuck Cutler-Hammer Circuit break

Old 02-26-14, 01:56 PM
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Stuck Cutler-Hammer Circuit break

Hi all -

Attempting to remove a 120 volt Cutler Hammer circuit breaker to move over to make way for a 220 volt breaker. However, the old breaker is stuck and as hard as I pull it won't budge. Anyone have any tips/tricks for removing a stuck breaker? Thanks!
Old 02-26-14, 07:27 PM
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Turn off panel at main breaker!

Take a screwdriver and place it on a ridge of the breaker. Use a beating tool (linesmens, hammer, your head) and tap on the handle of the screwdriver, pushing the breaker out from the middle of the panel.
Old 02-26-14, 07:59 PM
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The CH series breakers with tan colored handles actually snap onto the bus and will come off quickly with a snap you can feel. The BR series breakers with black handles squeeze the bus stab and may come out a little slower at first.

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