New breaker tripping

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Old 11-25-18, 04:30 PM
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New breaker tripping

Just finished my project and turned the power on to test new heaters. I bought three new GE breakers at H.D. One of them tripped immediately and also on repeated attempts. The other two were ok. I took the wiring from one of the breakers that worked and attached them to the breaker that tripped, assuming that there was nothing wrong with the circuit that worked ok. It tripped. Does this tell me with certainty that it is the breaker that is bad?
 
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Old 11-25-18, 04:46 PM
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I would say that you have a defective circuit breaker.
Typically if it's internally defective the handle won't set even with no wiring connected to it.
 
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Thanks PJ. I think you're right. Switched wiring around once again and eliminated the idea there was any short. It tripped when I connected all three circuits to it.
 
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Old 11-25-18, 05:27 PM
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Just to confirm..... it's not really tripping..... it just won't set..... even with no wiring connected to it ?
 
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