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How do I reset a ‘tripped’ circuit breaker?

Answer

1 - Go to your main switchboard, usually located by your front door or outside on the wall of your house. If you are in an apartment the panel is usually in a closet or storage room.

2 - Open up the panel to reveal the various circuit breakers.

3 - The ‘tripped’ breaker will be in off position or in between and slightly loose. Sometimes a small red portion of the breaker will be exposed to show you the tripped breaker.

4 - To reset it, just push the switch to the off position and then back to the on position. You should hear a snapping sound and feel some resistance. Some MCB's have pushbuttons on the front, if the large one has "popped" out push it back in again. If it appears to reset and the power is still off the MCB is klikely to be faulty. Call Us on 0508 248 935 to schedule a service.

5 - In the event that the circuit continues to trip, there may be an excessive load or fault on the circuit. If the MCB continues to trip disconnect all plug in appliances. One of the appliances may be faulty.

 

Correcting the overload should solve your problem. If this does not work, contact us for an evaluation or Phone us on 0508 248 935

 


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