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Is it possible that when a circuit breaker in a service box opens due to a
short in the circuit that it is controlling, that the lever does not (also)
move to the other position ?

e.g., that there might not be any visible indication that it has tripped ?

If so, is this fairly common with circuit breakers in a house service box ?
Likely ?

Why ?

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Bob


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On Apr 8, 7:52´┐Żam, "Robert11" wrote:
Hello:

Is it possible that when a circuit breaker in a service box opens due to a
short in the circuit that it is controlling, that the lever does not (also)
move to the other position ?

e.g., that there might not be any visible indication that it has tripped ?

If so, is this fairly common with circuit breakers in a house service box ?
Likely ?

Why ?

Thanks,
Bob

most move to a mid position betweeen off and on, although i have seen
trips where theres no visible indication and one mmust turn each one
off then on. the tripped one will feel different
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On Apr 8, 7:52´┐Żam, "Robert11" wrote: Hello:

Is it possible that when a circuit breaker in a service box opens due to a
short in the circuit that it is controlling, that the lever does not (also)
move to the other position ?


e.g., that there might not be any visible indication that it has tripped ?


If so, is this fairly common with circuit breakers in a house service box ?
Likely ?


Why ?


Thanks,
Bob



If you have a dead circuit, but the circuit breaker is still on, I
would check any GFI outlets and see if they tripped. It's possible
they could be feeding other circuits downstream.
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Robert11 wrote:
Hello:

Is it possible that when a circuit breaker in a service box opens due to a
short in the circuit that it is controlling, that the lever does not (also)
move to the other position ?

e.g., that there might not be any visible indication that it has tripped ?

If so, is this fairly common with circuit breakers in a house service box ?
Likely ?

Why ?

Thanks,
Bob



It all depends upon the mfr and the age of the device.
Some ancient ones were designed in a way that the handle
doesn't move to a "Tripped" position.

Some move all the way to Off; some to a center position.

Some must be moved to the full Off position before
they can be reset to On.

Jim
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Robert11 wrote:
Hello:

Is it possible that when a circuit breaker in a service box opens due to
a short in the circuit that it is controlling, that the lever does not
(also) move to the other position ?

e.g., that there might not be any visible indication that it has tripped
?

If so, is this fairly common with circuit breakers in a house service box
?
Likely ?

Why ?

Thanks,
Bob


It all depends upon the mfr and the age of the device.
Some ancient ones were designed in a way that the handle
doesn't move to a "Tripped" position.

Some move all the way to Off; some to a center position.

Some must be moved to the full Off position before
they can be reset to On.

Jim

I recall once having breakers which moved the handlle slightly past the ON
position when tripped. You had to push the handle pretty hard to the OFF
side to reset it, then throw the handle back to ON. Gave me some trouble
until I figured it out.

Don Young


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