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I'm working in a GTE Sylvania panel and there was a discrepency of where the ground wire is inserted into the ground bar. The Cat# is ML12(12-24)CG and is a sub-panel and the ground bar is on right lower corner. Does the wire get pushed in from the left side of the set screw/hole or the right side. I noticed that one side of the hole has prongs and the other doesn't.

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SOURCE: I need a new 15 amp breaker and can not find Sylvania

Since Sylvania changed to Chanllenger later own, there are only a few options, " hope depo" may have a replacement breakers, but Cutler Hammer "BR" style should work. If they won't fit i would call the oldest electrician in town and see if he has a few in the van!

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It says the grounds can be installed anywhere??? how??

Ground wires should be connected to the ground bar.
Neutral wires are connected to the neutral bar.

Locations with a single electrical panel / service usually have the neutral bar bonded to ground and ground and neutral wires are connected to the same bar. Some have two bars that are connected together electrically to form a single bar. You'll see ground and neutral wires connected to the same bar.

Secondary panels in these locations (home with a second panel in a garage, in-law apartment, etc.) must have separate bars and at no time shall a ground wire be connected to a neutral bar or a neutral wire be connected to a ground bar.

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My Sylvania - ground fault 15 amp breaker (32740) is tripping with minutes of reseting. It is for 3 washrooms & hallway & is 30 years old .....does or can it loose its life span? What is the cost...

A circuit breaker can go bad, but usually not in the way that you describe. That's not to say that it can't happen, but just not typical. GTE Sylvania breakers were once popular - I installed quite a few GTE / Sylvania electrical panels in homes in the late 80's. You may have trouble finding replacements; do not put an breaker that "fits" into the panel, unless the breaker is designed for use in the panel you have.

The first thing to do is determine the source of the problem. The breaker will trip, but not indicate if it was the result of a heavy electrical load or a ground fault condition. A 15 amp circuit breaker is designed to carry up to 12 amps continuously. The greater the load, the more quickly it will trip. it may carry a 14.5 amp load for several minutes to an hour before tripping, and a 20 amp load may be carried a second or two. GFI breakers are designed to carry 5 thousandths (.005) of an amp (or 5 milliamps) to ground, or the 12+ amps to neutral before they trip.

The way I would attack the problem is to install a new GFI outlet in front of the old wiring, by "inserting it" between the panel and the other plugs and lights, switches, etc on that circuit. The GFI outlet will provide the same GFI protection that the circuit breaker provided at a fraction of the cost.

Turn off the old GFI breaker, and remove it completely. Install a new, standard (non-GFI) single pole 15 amp circuit breaker in its place. Completely remove from the panel the cable that the old GFI breaker fed. Buy a new electrical outlet box (surface or flush mount as desired) that is large enough and deep enough for a GFI plug and 2 cables (if surface mount, use a 4" square deep box and appropriate cover - or if flush mounting use a deep plastic / fiber single gang box). It will be installed in a place close to the panel, but where the old cable will be able to reach inside. Bring the old cable removed from the panel into the new box. Run a new cable that has the same number and size wires from the panel into the new box, too. Connect the circuit neutral and circuit ground to the neutral and ground bars in the panel (they are probably the same bar) and the hot wire to the circuit breaker. make sure that the circuit breaker is OFF. Twist the two ground wires together and combine an 8 inch length of bare or green insulated wire with them in a wirenut.

Next, wire a new GFI plug in the new box. Connect the green wire from the wirenut to the green terminal of the GFI outlet.

Connect the plug's LINE terminals to the neutral and hot wires in the cable that you ran from the panel to the outlet box.

Now, connect the GFI plug's LOAD terminals to the neutral and hot wires in the cable that you removed from the panel and reinstalled into the new outlet box.

Secure the GFI outlet into the box and install the cover. Cover the electrical panel.

Power up and test. if the GFI trips, there's a ground fault in the circuit. If the circuit breaker trips, the circuit is overloaded.

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Had a HOMC42UC main electric panel installed. Installer did not ground (wire is just loose). Where do i connect? He connected circuit breaker ground wires to neutral bar. Do I need to get a ground bar...

The neutral bar can be used as the ground bar as well. I prefer to have separate ones, and it depends on the state. In the main panel the ground and neutral are usually connected, but in auxillary panels they are not. So in an auxillary panel you connect them (separate neutral and ground bars) to those in the main panel, by wires.

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I have got a sylvania portable dvd player and the model # is sdvd7027 and when i put a dvd in i get sound but i have a blank screen what do i do

insert the wire correctly in the tv and check weather all the wires are inserted correctly in dvd or else change that wire which is provided for dvd player

Dec 25, 2010 | Sylvania Televison & Video

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There are companies that specialize in used / obsolete electrical distribution equipment. Larger areas may also have "brick and mortar" stores to shop. If no such store exists near you, try googling "used GTE cicuit breaker" When I did I got a bunch of results including this one:

I hope this helps!

Oct 27, 2009 | Sylvania Circuit Breaker

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I need a new 15 amp breaker and can not find Sylvania

Since Sylvania changed to Chanllenger later own, there are only a few options, " hope depo" may have a replacement breakers, but Cutler Hammer "BR" style should work. If they won't fit i would call the oldest electrician in town and see if he has a few in the van!

Apr 03, 2009 | Sylvania Electrical Supplies

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Wiring a 3 wire dryer wire into panel box

Stick her under the neutral buse, the groung and the neutral are connect at the panel anyway.

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