Went on a service call a while back, elderly widow lady had a BR breaker tripped in the garage in a lower part of town. She had too many elect heaters pluged in....Breaker wouldnt reset, tapped on it with the butt of my screwdriver while reseting it with my left hand, and snap it reset, and then it worked fine....told her they were junk breakers when they are brand new.....gave her my card, said "no charge" call me again sometime....I had a friend for life.!!!....If I had charged her $75 she would had bad mouthed me up and down the street, then at church on sunday......any body else, I would have changed the breaker out, and billed regular rates and markup....Normally it's a $90.00 fee. I give retired people a break on service calls. If no material, I charge $25.00 and tell them it's their lucky day, I am running a special. There is something about being on a fixed income and living on Long Island that affects my brain. Guess I have heard too many horror stories of elderly people getting ripped off by scumbags who see an easy mark.
Was it an insect or a rodent that shorted the relay?