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    I did a job last week where it appears there was a failure in an outlet. The circuit breaker panel is made by Cutler-Hammer. The curcuit breaker that provided power to the suspect outlet was found in a position that would normaly indicate a breaker was "off". The homeowner stated he never touched the breakers and the firefighter that went to the breaker panel stated the breaker was in that position and he only shut down the main breaker. I remeber from a job in the past that some breaker manufactor's breakers go to the "off" position when tripped not the normal "tripped" or halfway position. My question is, has anyone else heard of this and if yes is Cutler-Hammer breakers one of the breakers that do this?? The house was built in 2003 and the enclosed patio where the fire occurred was built in 2005. I am not sure the year of the breaker. Any help is greatly apperciated. Steve Finn

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    Yes, CH breakers go into the off position when they trip.

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    That you for the reply, I also contacted Cutler Hammer and they stated the same. Steve

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