How to Charge a Fuse or Reset a Breaker
Changing a Fuse
Disconnect lamps and appliances in use when the circuit went out.
Make sure your hands are dry and stand on a dry board or rubber pad, if possible. Open the main switch or pull out the section of the panel labeled “main” in the service entrance, to cut off current while working at the branch circuit box.
Identify the blown fuse. When a fuse blows, the transparent section becomes cloudy or blackened.
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 with hand pressure.
Close the main switch, or replace the pull-out section, to restore service. Throw away the blown fuse.
Resetting a Circuit Breaker
Move the handle to off position
Push handle past off position
Return handle to on position