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Old 03-03-2004, 04:48 PM   #1
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I am a complete novice when it comes to things electrical. I have a circuit breaker that operates the outside hot tub that is in the off position. When I flick it to the on position it does not stay there (does not trip, it is like there is no spring to keep it in the on position). Is this a worn circuit breaker? Any help is greatly appreciated.




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Old 03-03-2004, 09:11 PM   #2
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Sounds like the breaker is shot. Is the breaker a GFCI? Is it supposed to be? Does the tub have built-in GFCI protection? Are you plugged into a GFCI receptacle? Don't get fried in the tub by not having proper protection. Hire a pro if need be.


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Old 03-04-2004, 08:13 PM   #3
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To me it sounds like a tripped breaker.
When a breaker trips you must push it completely to the off position first, then back to the on position.
Sometimes I feel like if I answer any more questions it is like someone trying to climb over a fence to jump off a bridge and me giving them a boost.
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Hi. Is anyone out there that can help me use this website? I am having difficulty trying to figure out the chatroom. Is there one general area? Please help, I am feeling very stupid (not to mention tired) right about now. Thanks
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