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Why would a 50amp gfci circuit breaker get hot?

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2007-09-14 05:03:05

Warm is normal if fully loaded. My guess is that this CB is for

a hot tub which has a large heating element. HOT means something is

wrong. Probably loose contact between the buss of the panel and the

blades of the breaker; could also be internal failure. Turn off

power and pull the breaker out to inspect where it plugs in. Any

discoloration in the metal is a sign of failure.

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