Thank you for your help!

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  1. Mad Plumber

    Mad Plumber Mad Skills

    Aug 13, 2005
    I just want to say thank you so much for the answer to a circuit breaker problem I found on your website. Your answer about turning the circuit breaker off before turning it back on was a TREMENDOUS help to me! (See post below.) You're wonderful! :)

    Ms. F. Duncan
    McDonough, GA

    10-28-2007, 12:27 PM
    Hello to all. I'm not an electrician or anything like that. I'm just a person with a circuit breaker problem. Anyway, just this morning a circuit breaker went off on us due to heavy usage of electricity. I assumed that I could just simply switch the circuit breaker back to on in the circuit breaker box and everything will be fine but so far no luck. The electricity simply won't come back on so I'm not sure if the circuit breaker needs replacement or what. Here's the information on that particular circuit breaker:

    Arc Fault
    Type BRAF

    There seems to be a TEST button on this circuit breaker as well. Any ideas?

    10-28-2007, 12:39 PM
    This may sound too simple, but are you turning the breaker "OFF" before turning it back "ON"? When a breaker trips, it is in a position between the two, and needs to be reset by turning it off first, then on.

    If you're doing that, and it just trips again, there's either a short or an arc fault somewhere in the circuit.

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