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#29789 - 09/24/03 07:01 PM Loadcenters
ga.sparky56 Offline
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I've used Siemens residential loadcenters off and on for a few years.

The last 3 houses I've done,the panels all had problems.

One had loose connections where the main bolted to the busses.

One had a main breaker that wouldn't go to either the off or on position.

One had a main breaker that had a "mushy" feeling when turned either on or off.

Any one else had trouble with Siemens recently?


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#29790 - 09/24/03 07:11 PM Re: Loadcenters
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Registered: 01/21/03
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Loc: New Jersey
Same problem you had, called customer service, was told they are not aware of any problems, we went back to CH only 2 problems in last 15 years with CH and they took care of both problems.

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#29791 - 09/26/03 02:58 AM Re: Loadcenters
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Registered: 01/12/02
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Loc: Holden, MA USA
I use Siemens all the time other than one lug I broke no other trouble.
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#29792 - 09/26/03 03:32 PM Re: Loadcenters
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I liked the Siemems load centers, but with the ones just installed, both had problems with the main breaker. The cap bolt on the main breaker was loose on one and the other panel, Main breaker would not go to off position. Sent them both back.
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#29793 - 09/27/03 07:16 AM Re: Loadcenters
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Not my intention to slam Siemens,I've just had some problems with them that I never encountered with Sq.D
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#29794 - 09/27/03 07:32 PM Re: Loadcenters
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These problems started about April or May of this year. Could be they were made on a Monday or Friday. You are right, I never had those problems with CH Panel. The loose cap nut, I can understand it being an assembly error. But the breaker problem is what concerned me. I think it may be the way it was shipped caused the problem, the box was beat up with holes and rips on the sides. My fault for accepting it.
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