Circuit breaker problem

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Old 03-29-02, 08:44 PM
breiten
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Question Circuit breaker problem

I just flipped the breaker that controls the light/outlet in my entryway so I could remove the old light switches and outlet and install new ones. I did that, then when I turned the breaker back on, the switch wouldn't go all the way to the right, and nothing that is on that breaker is working. What happened?

Bobbie
 
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Old 03-29-02, 08:49 PM
tedn332
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Flip the breaker all the way to the left and then back to the right , this should re-set it.
 
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Old 03-29-02, 08:53 PM
breiten
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I did that several times, but it didn't help...it seems to spark a little when I flip it back to the right. Can the breaker itself have "burned out" or something?
 
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Old 03-29-02, 09:27 PM
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Check your switches and receptacles to make sure you dont have a ground wire touching your hot wire. If your breaker is actually tripping when you try to turn it on, you have a dead short somewhere. It's easy to get a ground wire against a hot when shoving wires back in a box.
 
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Old 03-30-02, 06:36 AM
breiten
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I checked, and that was exactly what was happening! Fixed the problem and all is well. Thank you!

Bobbie
 
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