A breaker may be bad if a circuit running from the breaker panel box has lost power. A process of elimination can determine if a faulty breaker is the problem. Test to see if the breaker has simply been tripped. Firmly m... More »

One way to tell if a circuit breaker is bad is to open the breaker box and flip the reset switch to on. If the switch refuses to stay in the on or off position, it's a bad breaker. If the circuit breaker switch is functi... More »

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Thermostats tell your system how and when to change the temperature. They come in different makes and models, but the initial troubleshooting steps are the same for all thermostats. You need a soft brush, compressed air ... More »

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To install a circuit breaker panel, turn off the power, locate the mounting spot, fix the panel in place, run the cable, and switch on the power. You need a screwdriver, wood screws, a stud finder and a circular saw to c... More »

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Install a 220-volt circuit breaker by turning off the electric power, removing the electrical panel cover, and breaking out the tabs for the slots where you are installing the breaker. Connect the two black wires to the ... More »

Install a circuit breaker by turning off the power, running the wires to the breaker panel, attaching the wires to the new breaker, and testing the circuit. Be extremely careful during the whole process and ensure all co... More »

One way to tell if a circuit breaker is bad is to open the breaker box and flip the reset switch to on. If the switch refuses to stay in the on or off position, it's a bad breaker. If the circuit breaker switch is functi... More »

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