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I replaced the 4 transformers in my flourescents. 4 @ 2 96"T12 each. All the lights worked great. Later on the circuit was blown. I tried to reset and nothing. It's a workshop with a 100 amp Homeline panel. I replaced the 20 amp breaker with a new Square D. It is very loose on the breaker bar, it only stays on with the cover on. The circuit will not come back on. Is there a different breaker for the Homeline box or is the breaker bar toast? Thanks.
 

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I replaced the 4 transformers in my flourescents. 4 @ 2 96"T12 each. All the lights worked great. Later on the circuit was blown. I tried to reset and nothing. It's a workshop with a 100 amp Homeline panel. I replaced the 20 amp breaker with a new Square D. It is very loose on the breaker bar, it only stays on with the cover on. The circuit will not come back on. Is there a different breaker for the Homeline box or is the breaker bar toast? Thanks.
Make sure you have a Homeline breaker and that it is fully seated on the bus bar. Sometimes it takes a little effort to fully seat them. They should NOT be loose.
 

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the easiest way for you to tell right now is look at the breaker, does it have a tripped preaker indicating window, if it does it's a load center breaker, if it doesn't it's a homeline.
 

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Wouldn't it be pretty obvious if he has a QO breaker instead of the Homeline that he needs? The QO series are 3/4 inch tall, and the Homeline series are 1 inch tall.
 

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Wouldn't it be pretty obvious if he has a QO breaker instead of the Homeline that he needs? The QO series are 3/4 inch tall, and the Homeline series are 1 inch tall.
Well it should be, but you never know...:eek:
 

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Aren't Homeline breakers known for being very loose anyway?

I mean nothing holds them in except for the blade of the bus, right? It's not like QO where you have the clip.
 

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Thanks

Yes it was a QO breaker and I obviously needed a Homeline. But the one I replaced was a QO and should not have been there to begin with. I put in the new Homeline and it is snug with no problems. Thanks again for all of the responses and help.
 
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