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Old 09-13-2011, 08:16 PM   #1
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I'm trying to install an arc fault breaker but its tripping off any thoughts?

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Old 09-13-2011, 08:31 PM   #2
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ground to neutral touching or smashed cable.

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ground to neutral touching or smashed cable.
what do you mean by ground to neurtral touching?
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what do you mean by ground to neurtral touching?
The wires in a box.
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Loose connection? Did you wire the circuit neutral to the breaker and the tail to the buss? Is this happening under load or as soon as you turn the breaker on?
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Loose connection? Did you wire the circuit neutral to the breaker and the tail to the buss? Is this happening under load or as soon as you turn the breaker on?
As soon as it's connected I don't see any loose connection
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1 - Is it the correct size breaker for the load ?
2 - You have a short circuit somewhere !
3 - Faulty breaker !
What was there before ?
Where there any problems before ?
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1 - Is it the correct size breaker for the load ?
2 - You have a short circuit somewhere !
3 - Faulty breaker !
What was there before ?
Where there any problems before ?
1.Yes the breaker is of correct size
2.there was 15 amp regular circuit breaker which was wroking fine
3.this is a new breaker may be its faulty
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How is the breaker wired in the panel? With an AFCI or GFCI breaker the hot (black) and neutral (white) leads of the circuit should be connected to the breaker's two terminals, while the coiled neutral lead that came attached to the breaker should be connected to the neutral bus bar. If this is correct on your end, you probably have a fault further along the circuit as suggested by dmx and Code05.
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The neutral wire is kind a loose and also now the problem is the neutral wire is short by 2 inches...any alternates other than making a joint ?
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The neutral wire is kind a loose and also now the problem is the neutral wire is short by 2 inches...any alternates other than making a joint ?
What is your problem with a proper splice?
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What is your problem with a proper splice?
no problem in splicing just wanted to be safe
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no problem in splicing just wanted to be safe
Proper splices are safe.
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Please tell me how to splice electrical wires safely
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Please tell me how to splice electrical wires safely
How about a wire nut. Power off!!!!

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