Why is it so difficult to put a circuit breaker in? I push the plastic part in but the steel contact does not go in. I broke a single 20 amp...any tricks? My panel is a FPE.
You have a FPE panel, so why are you trying to put breakers in it? Just replace the entire panel, as the panel is telling you to...the fact you can't stick a breaker in easily should be a gigantic red flag that something is badly broken inside and you shouldn't bother trying to repair it!