Question by  stonie20 (15)

What should I do if my circuit breaker won't reset?


Answer by  Att4372 (1704)

Turn off ALL electrical devices in the home. Attempt to reset breaker. If it won't reset, breaker is defective. Have an electrician replace it. If it resets, turn on electrical devices one at a time and see which one trips the breaker. You might have too much of a load on that one breaker. Redistribute the load.


Answer by  Zon (122)

Unresettable breakers mean short circuit between the breaker and receptacle, a failed breaker (or shorted appliance),. Warning: do not reset yet! Unplug EVERYTHING on that circuit. If it then resets, you have a dangerous shorted appliance. If not, call an electrician before proceeding. If reset works, examine appliances for signs of heat damage. Replace/repair as applicable. Be safe!


Answer by  Bugmann (130)

Try opening the main breaker, then reset it again. If that doesn't work, you can ry replacing the breaker, but you probably have a wiring problem somewhere to fix first.


Answer by  Steve95 (108)

Call an electrician. There is a break in the circuit, it is overloaded, or the GFI has tripped. Either way it is not user friendly.

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