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Old 03-21-2008, 08:30 AM   #61
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I have tripped my 30A breaker a couple of times. If I turn on the AC and the Water heater electric element at the same time that is enough. The main breaker has never stuck in the middle. Did you turn it off and then try back on?
Howdy. When I tripped my 30amp breaker, I shut off the other breakers, then reset the 30, then turned on the other breakers one at a time. Of course, I guessed/realized what had happened, so we poured our coffee, turned off the coffee maker, and then I made breakfast.

Some makes of breakers do not trip to a center/"Tripped" position but rather merely turn "Off". I don't like those as well, since it is not a positive indication of an overcurrent condition (the engineering side of my personality comes out). Plus, if other breakers are already "Off" in the breaker box, it may be difficult to realize exactly what happened.

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Old 03-25-2008, 11:23 AM   #62
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Howdy. When I tripped my 30amp breaker, I shut off the other breakers, then reset the 30, then turned on the other breakers one at a time. Of course, I guessed/realized what had happened, so we poured our coffee, turned off the coffee maker, and then I made breakfast.

Some makes of breakers do not trip to a center/"Tripped" position but rather merely turn "Off". I don't like those as well, since it is not a positive indication of an overcurrent condition (the engineering side of my personality comes out). Plus, if other breakers are already "Off" in the breaker box, it may be difficult to realize exactly what happened.

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Phil - you and everyone here saved me a trip to the dealer. I gave it one more shot, but this time made sure I turned off all the others breakers.
I then held the blown breaker lever in the Off pisition for a second and VOILA! was able to reset it to On.

Everything works perfectly now. Will still invest in a surge protector.

Thank you all for your tremendous help!
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