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My circuit breaker was buzzing, so I pushed the test button.

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Hello. My circuit breaker was buzzing, so I pushed the test button. This switched all the sockets off in my house but left all the lights on. When I flipped the breaker switch back, al the sockets came on again as normal. Is it an issue that the lights weren’t tripped?
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10/3/2017
Sam I
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Hello, it is likely your lights are on another circuit breaker. Did the buzzing go away after you reset it?
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
the buzzing has stopped. I just wondered if it was safe having the lights on a circuit that won’t trip when the test button is pressed. Is that normal?
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
There is no other breaker board in the house.
Ok I must have misunderstood what you meant when you said "test button". I assumed you meant a yellow or blue test button on an individual vrwaker in the panel.
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
That’s right. There’s an individual breaker with a yellow test button on it. The manufacturer is Qline. I’m in the UK if that matters.
Usually a lighting circuit isn't on a protected ground fault circuit breaker like that. The lights would be on a different thermal breaker
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However if that buzzing returns I would investigate the cause of that
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