Reset A Circuit Breaker With A Test Button

Given the frequent windstorms and hurricanes in Suwanee leading to recurring short circuits, it is essential to have circuit protectors for your HVAC devices, such as AFCIs, GFCIs, or both at your place. AFCIs stand for Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters, while GFCIs stands for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters, and they help prevent fires due to short circuits. However, getting these circuit protectors is not sufficient, and you must call experts for AC repair Suwanee to make your unit last for an extended time.

Tips For Resetting a Circuit Breaker with a Test Button

Here are some tips to reset a circuit breaker with a test button.

  • Turn on the GFCI breaker and press the test button. The circuit breaker should trip. However, if it does not trip, it might’ve got impaired, and it only appears to stay on. When the switch trips, it may only move from the on to the off position.
  • Press the GFCI breaker’s toggle to the off location. It may be necessary to use some power to reset the breaker. Reset the breaker to its original position, and when you push the transition back on after correctly resetting the breaker, you should feel a slight resistance.
  • If you press the test button again, the breaker should trip. Although, if the breaker still does not trip, check the screw interconnection inside the electrical box for power. Detach the screw holding the dead front that covers the breaker’s connections in place.
  • Check for electricity with a voltmeter set to the topmost scale on AC volts. Touch the black lead from the analyzer to the metal screw on the GFI breaker and the red- lead from the analyzer to the brass rivet on the GFI breaker for a single pole GFCI breaker. On the tester, you should see 110 volts. If voltage is detected, but the test button does not trip the breaker, the breaker is defective and should get replaced.
  • On a two-pole blocker, check for power by contacting the red voltmeter leading to one of the bolts with a black or red wire attached to it. Connect the black lead to the other screw with a black or red wire. On your voltmeter, you should see 220 volts or close to it. If you measure voltage, but the test button does not trip, the breaker is faulty, and you must call experts for a repair.

Unplug anything that remains tucked into any of the channels on the faulty circuit. Resetting the breaker is as simple as pushing the toggle to the off situation and turning it back on. If it does not reopen and trips when the breaker’s switch gets turned on, it could be a faulty breaker or a problem with the circuit itself.

In addition, to turn the light off, turn the button to the off location and return the switch to the “on” position.

If you are looking for an AC replacement Suwanee expert for your circuit breaker replacement or repair, our technicians at Staton Heating & Air Conditioning are always there at your service. To know more about our professional service, call us at 770-872-6381 or drop us a line at [email protected].