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50 amp breaker will not reset ( no. Snap ) and no run or lights!

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There’s a Direct short in the cicuit. Check all appliances or recent additions for a short.

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Breakers when bad or going out do that, they won't turn on. Due to dirt, grit, dryness, and build up internaly. Try exercising the breaker, on-off-of-off... and if youre lucky it latches to on but, intermitently, so a replacement is called for.

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Assumong this is a generator... disconnect all loads (all cords). Move breaker to OFF position first then to ON.

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My lights went out and now the stove doesn't work. How do I reset it.


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I would get an amp metetr on it and see what the load is.... if it is running continually at over 40 amp. then you are overloading it...and need to shed some load...

If it is not then the breaker is going bad and needs to be replaced...

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