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Is a breaker broken or blown if it will not stay in the off position?

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If a breaker will not stay in the off position it is defective, no matter how you wire it, and needs to be replaced.

there was probably a hot wire in that mess in that box and you just mistied them when you installed the switch are you sure that was a ground and not a hot going somewhere else

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