Breaker wiggling

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Old 12-28-15, 05:14 AM
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Breaker wiggling

I replaced a breaker. I assured I pushed it in as far as it would go. I replaced the cover and all the breakers appear to sit flush at the same level.

However, I noticed the new breaker as well a few others will move up and down if you wiggle them with your finger.

Is that a normal thing?
 
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Old 12-28-15, 05:28 AM
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What brand of breaker panel? Are you sure the breaker was intended for your panel?
 
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Old 12-28-15, 05:29 AM
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Yes, its a Square D HOM panel with new Square D HOM breaker.
 
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Old 12-28-15, 07:52 AM
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Some will move on the end with the foot. Are you sure the foot is fully seated on the mounting rail?
 
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Old 12-28-15, 08:16 AM
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yes I checked a few times, they are all inserted fully.... all the breakers sit flush with the cover on.

Plus this is up and down wiggle and not side to side (as if the foot or the stab was not fully inserted).

I can tell the stabs wiggle a bit on all breakers I have seen, perhaps this is what I am seeing?
 
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Old 12-29-15, 05:48 AM
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Just went and checked mine. Have 2 square D panels one less than 2 years old and the other 40+ years and both of mine with covers on, the breakers will move up and down a little.
 
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