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I just a GE load center/sub panel on my garage with a 60 amp back-fed main breaker. I purchased a retaining clip (part # THQLRK2CP) and am looking for instructions for how to install this retaining clip so that it locks the main breaker in place. I believe I have it installed correctly; however, it does not seem to hold the breaker down. Do you have a photo or instructions that indicate how this clip is to be installed? Thanks Fred

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  • Steve Apr 07, 2011

    Hi Fred

    I just found your question - and see it has gone unanswered for 8 days. You are correct that the NEC requires back-fed breakers to be secured to the load centers. Are you still looking for help with this - or did you figure out how to install it?

    If you're still stuck, could you tell me the GE catalog number of both the of the 2 pole / 60 amp breaker and the load center you are using? GE makes a *ton* of electrical products so this info will help me cut through the stuff that doesn't apply. I don't use GE products that much, so I have to look at images of the bracket, breakers and panels to see how they would work together. I'm sure I can get you the info you need to make this installation right if you can provide the numbers I asked for above.

    Thanks,

    Steve

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I also had this problem and was eventually able to get the following information from GE.

1. Shut off power to the panel (I have to state the obvious).
2. Install a double pole breaker in slots 1 and 3.
3. Locate the small plastic peg between the two main power lugs. My terminology may be wrong, but this is where you would feed power if not backfeeding.
4. The hole on the 90 degree tab of the retainer then fits over the plastic peg. Orient the retainer so the upside-down "J" portion fits over the breaker lip.
5. Press a lock washer over the plastic peg. This holds the retainer in place.
6. Feed your cable into the breaker and tighten.
7. Label main power shutoff as required by code.
8. Power on.

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These breaker holders are not the tight fit one might think,the manufactures only provide these things for code,you prob have it in correctly

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