How to reset a circuit breaker?

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Resetting a circuit breaker involves a few simple steps: Locate the circuit breaker that needs to be reset. Depending on your home, this may be in an exterior or interior electrical box or fuse box. Make sure to turn off any appliances and lights running when attempting to reset the circuit breaker, so you don't cause a power surge. Locate the breaker that is flipped and make sure it's turned off by turning the switch to the left, so it's vertical rather than horizontal. After ensuring that the breaker switch is in its correct position, press the reset button on top of the circuit breaker. This will likely cause tiny sparks, but resetting a circuit breaker is a normal part. Check to ensure that the power is turned on by turning on one appliance or light as you reset each breaker for safety's sake.

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