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Old 09-10-2012, 11:38 PM   #1
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installed new double oven used proper breaker,and connections. tested unit worked fine. next day main kept tripping even though oven was not in use. oven breaker did not trip. any thoughts?
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Main tripping? Not a good thing.

I would disconnect the oven and then see if the problem is still there.

I'm assuming you have 4 wires going to the oven? 2 120Vac lines, neut and ground....right? 50A breaker?

It's possible that something else just happened to fail after the oven install....it happens.

When in doubt, backtrack and start from the beginning.
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yes 4 wire specs called for 40 breaker ,theres a breaker in the box that someone put in ,they broke it and left it. i know this is probably not good ,but it apparntly was holding, they havent uesd the oven yet,i m suspecting the broken breaker
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actually the breaker in question controlls a pump motor for pool that being loose could explain it couldnt it. and i know all about strange elec stuff happening hahaha
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theres a breaker in the box that someone put in ,they broke it and left it.
Wow, that's pretty amazing
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yes 4 wire specs called for 40 breaker ,theres a breaker in the box that someone put in ,they broke it and left it. i know this is probably not good ,but it apparntly was holding, they havent uesd the oven yet,i m suspecting the broken breaker
I hope that someone did not actually jam in the wrong breaker in the breaker box if so that can be very serious situation going on.

Can you tell us little more on the word broken by broken handle or what?

If you can get the oven breaker off you may be ok but I will advise that you may have to call in the electrician due this is more than a just simple repair due you mention the main breaker tripping.

Useally when the main breaker trip that useally mean something major screw up.

How big the main breaker this is ??

And can you post the photo of the breaker which someone did broke it ??

Also tell us the brand name of this panel is ??

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Could a broken loose breaker in the control panel cause a problem? Seriously?
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Could a broken loose breaker in the control panel cause a problem? Seriously?
Of course!!
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Call an electrician!
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Yes, call an electrician. Electric panels can do this...

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