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AFCI / GFCI doesn't reset

There are several different situations that would keep a circuit from being reactivated after a breaker has been tripped. There are different scenarios for this situation which are described in the following:

1) "SHORT" IN THE CIRCUIT

- After you unplug all the loads(devices) on that circuit and turn "Off" all the light switches please proceed to reset the circuit breaker.If” the circuit breaker trips back to middle position, then there is a problem with the circuit.

2) "SHORT" OR MALFUNCTION IN YOUR DEVICE

- If you are able to reset the breaker to the "“On"” position, and the light switches are in the "Off" position than you have an issue with one of your devices.

CAUTION ! DON'T PLUG THE DEVICES BACK WITH THE BREAKER IN 'ON' POSITION ! RISK OF SPARKS AND ELECTROCUTION !

3) "SHORT" BETWEEN SWITCH AND FIXTURE

- If you are able to reset the breaker to the "On" position with all the other devices unplugged, start to turn "On" one by one the light switches . If the lights do not turn "On" after you flip the switch then that part of the circuit or one of your fixtures is the issue.

4) BAD GFCI OR AFCI BREAKER

- This task is more complex and requies safety and basic electricity knowledge.

If you cannot resolve any of the issues above please call/E-mail to set up an appointment.

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