The ABCs of Home Electrical Systems – How to Reset a Circuit Breaker
First, locate the circuit breaker that is near the off position or not in the fully on position. A tripped circuit will not move all the way off, but will be in between on and off. Some tripped breakers will show a bit of red on the switch when they are tripped.
Second, switch the breaker fully to the OFF position. You must turn off the circuit breaker completely off before turning it on again.
When the switch moves back to the On position, power should be restored. If it’s not, try flipping the circuit off and on again.
When the Breaker Won’t Reset
If the breaker shuts off again after two tries, there may be a short or other problem that should be checked. Do not try to reset a breaker that will not stay on, this means it is working correctly to prevent an electrical fire. Be safe and contact ABC Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, Cooling and Electric to have the electrical circuit inspected.
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