Reinstating a Broken Circuit Breaker

Circuit breakers are devices that are used to stop electricity from passing to different areas. A circuit breaker is a sensitive device and can trip again and again if broken. Follow the steps below to replace a circuit breaker.
  1. Ones that you know that your circuit breaker is broken; the very first step is to buy a new circuit breaker from any hardware store nearby. You can ask the hardware keeper about the most reliable brand of breaker.
  2. Take off the cover of the panel by unscrewing the face plate.
  3. There will be two wires present on the side of the circuit breaker, one will be white and the other will be colored.
  4. Slightly release the screw of the white wire, so that it comes out.
  5. Now put a wire nut in the end of the white wire.
  6. Repeat the same process with the colored wire too.
  7. Remove the old circuit breaker and fix the new one in its place.
  8. Attach the wires the same way the old wires were attached.
  9. The colored wire should be attached first and the white one second.
  10. Squeeze the screw of both the wires.
  11. Now replace the face plate and switch on the panel power on.
  12. Finally switch on the circuit breaker. The process is now complete. Even if the circuit trips then there may be some problem with the internal circuit.
  13. Call the electrician if such a problem persists.


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