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How Do I Reset a Tripped Breaker?

If you believe an appliance caused the blown fuse, unplug or turn the appliance off. Next, look for your sub panel. The subpanel is a gray or black metal box typically located behind a door in a utility room, closet, or garage. Once you open the panel door, identify the switch in the opposite/ off position. When a breaker flips it will either flip all the way off or partially. If you are unable to identify which breaker has flipped – flip all of your breakers to the off position.

  1. Flip the breaker all the way off by pressing firmly.
  2. Flip the breaker back on. A properly reset breaker will snap back into place.
  3. If the breaker is resisting the on position, leave the breaker in the off position and contact an electrician. If the breaker flips again after resetting, contact us for help.

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