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Breaker will not stay on, Over the weekend, Had one bad

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Breaker will not stay on
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: Over the weekend
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Had one bad capacitor
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Undone the pump wires from the box to see if breaker will trip
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Wayne Roberts replied 8 months ago.

hello, my name is ***** ***** i would love to help.

Expert:  Wayne Roberts replied 8 months ago.

i am assuming the breaker in question feeds a well pump.

Expert:  Wayne Roberts replied 8 months ago.

did you remove the wires from the panel box or a junction box?

Expert:  Wayne Roberts replied 8 months ago.

when you disconnected the wires did the breaker hold?

Expert:  Mike G. replied 8 months ago.

Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be assisting you.

  1. Did the breaker trip immediately?
  2. Did it Buzz then trip?
  3. With the wires off the breaker, did you test for proper voltage?