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December 17, 2017

Power Up

Resetting Circuit Breakers

  1. Disconnect lamps and appliances in use when circuit went out and make sure your hands are dry; stand on a dry board or rubber pad, if possible.
  2. To determine which breaker is tripped, look for a breaker in or near the OFF position.
  3. Push handle past OFF position (you may have to do this twice).
  4. Return handle to ON position

How to Change a Fuse

  1. Disconnect lamps and appliances in use when circuit went out.
  2. Make sure your hands are dry; stand on a dry board or rubber pad, if possible. 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. If the blown fuse is a cartridge type, located in the pull-out section. It can be removed and replaced by hand pressure.
  5. Close the main switch, or replace pull-out section, to restore service.
  6. Throw away the blown fuse

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