Circuit Breaker going bad?

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Old 01-19-15, 08:53 AM
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Circuit Breaker going bad?

I have 3 240V breakers that have amber goo where the wires attach to the breaker. Is this normal or are the breakers going bad? If going bad, would it be caused by age of the breaker or is there another cause?

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Old 01-19-15, 09:08 AM
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The "amber goo" is probably a type of oxide inhibitor grease. Are these aluminum conductors terminated at these breakers?
 
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Old 01-19-15, 10:33 AM
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I think it is copper. I did have some electrical work done last summer. It looks like the electrician was taking care of me by putting the 'amber goo', oxide inhibitor grease, there. I had never noticed it before then.

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Old 01-19-15, 06:01 PM
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If it makes you feel any better, circuit breakers do not have the grease/goo stuff in them so if the breaker goes bad, there is nothing to leak out.
 
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