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    Default Dishwasher Breaker Cannot Trip

    So here is a photo of a brace that does not allow the dishwasher breaker to trip. That seems unsafe to me, and contrary to the purpose of circuit breakers, yet I see it a couple of times a month. Any good explanations?

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    Default Re: Dishwasher Breaker Cannot Trip

    george,
    think lock!


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    Default Re: Dishwasher Breaker Cannot Trip

    Quote Originally Posted by George Krause View Post
    So here is a photo of a brace that does not allow the dishwasher breaker to trip. That seems unsafe to me, and contrary to the purpose of circuit breakers, yet I see it a couple of times a month. Any good explanations?
    George,

    The trip is internal. The handle will not show the tripped breaker, but will not prevent tripping. This is a lockout device. It will prevent turning it off, if it is locked. It will also prevent turning it on if the breaker handle is turned-off and the lockout device is placed over/around the breaker handle and locked.

    I have never seen one of these on a dishwasher. I typically see them on alarm circuits.

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    Default Re: Dishwasher Breaker Cannot Trip

    The bar won't stop the breaker from tripping. Now the bar will keep them from resetting it though!


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    Default Re: Dishwasher Breaker Cannot Trip

    That breaker lock serves to ensure that no one turns the DW breaker on when being worked on. This is instead of a disconnect mounted within sight of the unit.

    As others have said the breaker can still trip.


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