Here are the steps you should follow to reset a circuit breaker:
- Locate your electrical panel/sub-panel.
- Look for the circuit breaker with the switch in the CENTER position (or one that may look slightly out of place). You should flip the switch to OFF, and then flip it back to ON to restore power.
- If this does not restore power, turn off all the switches on the circuit, unplug everything on the circuit, and try the steps above again.
You should never force or hold a circuit breaker in its operating position as it may result in damage to the circuit, to the appliances involved, or even fire. If you circuit breaker trips repeatedly, you should unplug all the appliances on the circuit to reset. If that doesn’t resolve the issue, contact an electrician.