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How do I reset my breaker when it has tripped off?

    Most breakers are the same in that you have to turn them off before you turn them on again. One brand trips to the off position and no reset is required, but most have to be reset by turning it off completely and then turning it back on. To do this, flip the tripped breaker’s toggle toward the outside of the panel, to the OFF position. Then, flip it back toward the center of the panel, to the ON position. If the breaker trips again right away, do not try to reset it again. There’s clearly a problem with the circuit. Turn the breaker to the OFF position and investigate the problem and possibly call an electrician. If the breaker stays on and all appears to be normal, it’s still a good idea to determine what tripped the breaker in the first place. Always close the panel door before leaving the area.


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