The electrical breaker panel in your home is a crucial component that helps protect your electrical system from overloads. If a circuit trips, it’s essential to know how to safely reset it. Follow these steps to reset a tripped electrical breaker:
Why Reset an Electrical Breaker?
Identifying a Tripped Breaker:
2. Inspect the Breakers: Look for a breaker that is in the middle or “off” position. It may be shifted slightly from the others.
Resetting the Electrical Breaker:
2. Turn Off Appliances: Before resetting, turn off or unplug appliances connected to the affected circuit.
2. Push the Breaker to the “Off” Position: Push the tripped breaker firmly to the “off” position before resetting it.
Move the Breaker to the “On” Position:
After a brief pause, move the breaker back to the “on” position. You should feel or hear a click.
Verify that power has been restored by turning on the appliances or checking the affected lights.
Knowing how to reset a tripped electrical breaker is a valuable skill for every resident. If you encounter persistent issues or have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for support.