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The answer said the breaker is going bad. Should I shut down

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The answer said the breaker is going bad. Should I shut down that breaker while I'm on vacation. Where can you find breakers from the 20's?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

There should be a manufacturers name on the panel. What is it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
square company
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

Square D is still around. You should be able to get that breaker at any home center. The design hasn't changed as far as attachment. The new ones will fit.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I tried all of the home depots etc and they didn't have it. Should I try to isolate the breaker and shut down since I'm leaving on vacation tomorrow? That was the first time I noticed it ticking and it stopped in a couple of minutes.
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

Turn it off. If you can take a picture and upload it for review and identification.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i found some info on the breaker
und lab inciser(couldn't make that word out)
1 pole unit
no 8h-32
type xo
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
551115 on cardboard tab
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

That number means nothing to me. I need a visual on the breaker for identification.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm on the computer so I can't take a photo
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

Turn it off, go on vacation. When you get back send it and we can continue.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I just thought there might be an electricians supply house. I'll try to find it and shut it off if it ticks again.
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

Square D breakers are "QO" prefex the the size 15, 20,30 and so on.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you sir
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

You're welcome.