Circuit Breakers and Fuses

Circuit Breakers and Fuses

How to Reset a Circuit Breaker

  1. Move handle to OFF position.

  2. Return handle to ON postion.


How to Change a Fuse

  1. First, disconnect lamps and appliances in use when circuit went out.

  2. Open main switch or pull-out section of panel labeled "main" in the service entrance to cut off current while working at the branch circuit box.

  3. Identify the blown fuse. When a fuse blows, the transparent section becomes cloudy, or blackened.

  4. Replace the blown fuse with a new one of proper size. The smaller sizes screw in and out just like light bulbs.

  5. Close the main switch or replace pullout section to restore service.

  6. Throw away the blown fuse.