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Old 10-28-2012, 11:08 AM   #1
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Went down the basement to label the circuits that go with each breaker. of the ten or so breakers in the panel only three had an effect and could identify which rooms they affect but the majority of breakers did nothing. So is the breaker bad or not wired right. I was hoping if the breaker was bad there would be no power in the circuit. Thank you for your help!

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How do you know that the breakers controlled something that is not in use anymore? Doing service changes you find, many times, breakers you cannot identify.

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If you think the breaker is doing nothing, leave it turned off. You will soon find out if it is really doing nothing. Check thinks like refrigerators, freezers, sump pumps, garbage disposer, dishwasher, attic fan, OTR microwave, etc.
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How come I could not turn off the lights by tripping the breaker.. It is like the circuit wasn't going through the panel
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I'm thinking you have a sub panel somewhere.
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How come I could not turn off the lights by tripping the breaker.. It is like the circuit wasn't going through the panel
Which breaker?

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