Main Breaker won't turn on

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Old 09-18-14, 09:17 AM
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Main Breaker won't turn on

The power company disconnected electricity to my home for some reason, not knowing that, i tried turning my main breaker off and then on, but it won't turn on.
It is stuck in middle position, i tried pushing it all way to off and then on, but that didn't helped.
Is there some safety feature like it won't turn on until it detects power?
the power should be back up sometime today
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Old 09-18-14, 01:51 PM
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Is there some safety feature like it won't turn on until it detects power?
No, there shouldn't be. Make sure you're moving it all the way to the off and on position with some authority. Some mains require some force.

Also, I've had Bryant, Murray, Crouse-Hinds, and Westinghouse breakers do this and required replacement.
 

Last edited by Tolyn Ironhand; 09-18-14 at 06:57 PM. Reason: added "way"
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Old 09-19-14, 07:59 AM
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Thanks, the force worked!!
 
 

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