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Troubleshooting Power Problems: Breaker Fuse

Resetting a breaker

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Step

Action

1

You'll know a breaker is "tripped" when the lever in the breaker panel is halfway between the off and on position.

2

Switch it all the way to off, then back on.

3

If the breaker trips again, do not reset it since this may signal a serious wiring or equipment problem. Contact an electrician.

4

If the breaker for your air conditioning system trips, wait five minutes before resetting it to prevent motor damage.

 

Resetting your main breaker

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If power is completely out at your home or apartment, but neighbors are not affected, you may have tripped the main breaker.

Step

Action

1

Find out if neighbors are affected.

2

If not, turn off all breakers inside your panel.

3

Find the mainline switch for your home or apartment, often located under the electrical meter or in your breaker box.

4

Reset the switch by turning it off and on two times.

5

Turn all breakers on inside the panel.

6

If electricity does not come back on, contact FPL at

 

 

Replacing a fuse

 

Step

Action

1

First disconnect all power to the fuses. If you are not sure how to do this, call an electrician.

2

You'll know a fuse is blown when it is cloudy or black or the equipment connected to it doesn't work.

3

Unplug electrical equipment in your home that is connected to that fuse.

4

Remove the blown fuse. Smaller fuses screw in and out like light bulbs. Large fuses are pull-out cartridges.

5

Replace the fuse with the appropriate type and size fuse.

6

Close the main switch or replace the pull-out section.