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How to Reset a Tripped Breaker in Your Home


Knowing how to reset a tripped breaker is one of the easiest ways to save money and not pay an electrician a service call fee.

Upstate Electrical Solutions Greenville SC Do you need to reset a tripped breaker? Breakers trip from time to time; it may be from a power surge or just an Arc Fault Breaker nuisance tripping; either way, having a breaker trip once may not be a cause for concern.

Some breakers may have a red flag shown when tripped; others may trip to the off position and have a loose handle. The breakers that trip to the off position can be hard to spot and may require lightly wiggling each breaker left to right to see which one is loose.

Once you have found the tripped breaker, you will need to reset it. Resetting a tripped breaker will require a level of awareness that a dead short may have caused the breaker to trip. If a dead short or short to ground has caused your breaker to trip, resetting it will cause an arc flash at the panel. Because of this hazard, you never want to reset a breaker without the panel cover securely installed, nor do you want your face exposed to the flash. Safety glasses and gloves should be worn while attempting to reset a breaker.

Standing away from the front of the breaker box with your head turned away, turn the breaker all the away to the off position until it snaps and holds in the off position. Once it is in the off position, turn it back to the on position. At this point, it should have held in the on position, and your power should be restored. If it tripped back to the off position, the issue might be in the circuit's wiring.

Issues in your home's wiring may be more than you want to tackle on your own; at this point, you may need to call an electrician to do further troubleshooting.

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