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Old 03-26-2013, 07:36 AM   #1
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New Square D QO GFI Breaker "test" button doesn't trip?


So I put a GFI breaker on the washing room/boiler circuit, as it wasn't easy to put a GFCI receptacle on the beginning of the circuit (to protect the rest). But the test button on the breaker isn't tripping the circuit? I bought all my AFCI breakers new from home depot, but this GFCI breaker was new old stock on ebay for cheap, at 65$ a pop from the depot, I thought I'd save myself a few bucks and got it for like $50 shipped... But the breaker was made in 2004, so now I am not sure I got such a good deal! All the AFCI breakers trip when I hit their "test button" and the GFCI breaker instructions imply that the test button should work. So should I just toss the breaker out? Maybe I have some recourse with Square D? The breaker was new in the box, so can't really blame the seller...

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Square D will not honor any warranty on "new old stock" items purchased thru clearinghouses such as on eBay.

Square D's warranty period on such items is usually one year from date of purchase, or 2 years from date of manufacture. Only if purchased through authorized distributors or retailers, where conditions of product storage can be monitored and verified.

Sitting on someone's shelf for 9 years can subject the item to adverse ambient conditions that can make an item useless. The manufacturer has no control on these situations. Nor do they have any obligations under this type of scenario. This is why you won't get any sympathy from Square D.

I would contact the seller of the item and inform them that they sold me a defective item, and ask for the procedure to return the item, or provide a refund for it.

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Bummer, I guess I learned my lesson on saving a buck. It's always interesting how inevitably skimping on certain things come back to bite me. I'll try the other breakers and contact the seller.
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It would be cheaper to put in a regular breaker and wire it into a blank face gfci where it leaves the panel before going into the washroom.
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Yeah, in this case it was a pain to do that where the wire had to run, but I'm going to do that from now on! Thanks!
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