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I have a GE BREAK CIRCUIT that tripped & I can reset it.

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I have a GE HI-BREAK CIRCUIT that tripped & I can reset it. Please help. Its located in a critical xray room at my hospital.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Eddie replied 1 year ago.

hi I would like for you to try something simple first .............go to that breaker and switch it ALL the way OFF and then switch it all the back to the ON position

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Already tried it 30 times
Expert:  Eddie replied 1 year ago.

you might have a bad breaker then

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I hear a buzzing noise so it's getting power. There's a red tab on the side. Is there a trick to that tab
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is there a trick to the red tab?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm not spending $24 to talk on the phone
Expert:  Eddie replied 1 year ago.

I don't know why it isnt resetting I will opt out and see if one of my colleagues has a solution

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I get off work in 16 mins
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is there a chance I'll get a response in 15 mins?
Expert:  Eddie replied 1 year ago.

I hope so but you opened another ticket and that might hamper things now ...I am trying to get out of the new one and it isnt letting me

Expert:  Steve G. replied 1 year ago.

Hello there and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you today. I am an engineer with over 30 years of electrical and electronic training, repair and installation experience. I will try and answer your question accurately and precisely so that we can get you on your way.

I need to gather some more information from you in order to help.

That breaker may have a shunt trip option. DO you see two wires going into the SIDE of the breaker?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it has a shunt trip. We checked the fuse on it &;it's good.
Expert:  Steve G. replied 1 year ago.

Ok, if the shunt trip is closed, the breaker will not reset.

What is the shunt trip wiring attached to? An Emergency stop button maybe?

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