Breakers

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Circuit breakers are currently the most common type of overcurrent device used in homes today. These are found in the panelboards commonly located in garages and act like switches, turning on or off power for its respective circuits. Occasionally they trip (for a variety of reasons) and need to be reset in order to restore power. Breakers have three positions, “on”, “tripped”, and “off”. To reset the breaker, the handle needs to be pulled or pushed entirely to the “Off” position. There will be a physical snap when it sets in place. From there, you can push or pull it to the “On” position. Make sure that the handle goes entirely to one side and the other and doesn’t remain in the center, “tripped” setting.

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