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I have a customer that complains of oil on several breakers in a panel. What could be causing this?<br /><br />

Breaker and oil residue.

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Circuit Breakers

Electrical Distribution Equipment

Wire causing oil to get in breaker?

There is no source for oil in the circuit breaker. It comes from an external source. One likely source, if they are using wire with PVC insulation, is that the oil plasticizer has separated from the PVC material and wicked to the breaker. If this proves to be the case, the circuit breakers should be replaced.

See 0110DB0301 ``PVC Insulation Degradation. . .`` for more information.

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