How You Can Reset Zinsco Breakers

If there’s anything that is true of Siemens circuit breakers or breakers from other popular companies, it is imperative that homeowners should have this device installed correctly for their home so as to protect their home appliances and wiring from damage in the case of a power surge.

The function that Square D or Zinsco breakers among other brands will perform is to monitor the amount of electricity (measured in amperes) such that if there is power surge, the device cuts off the power to your home immediately.

What this also means is that you will have to reset the breaker that you have installed for your home so that the power can come back on.

So here is a list of steps that will show you how to go about resetting the FPE circuit breakers that you have installed for your home:

Step #1: Before you reset any of these circuit breakers, ensure that you turn out all the lights in your home as well as turn off all the appliances that were on before the power went out.

Step #2: Proceed to locating your circuit breaker box and open the cover.

Step #3: Find the circuit breaker that has ‘tripped’. Since these circuit breakers are switches that are horizontal and are labeled depending on the location of the home they protect, you should be able to find them easily. In particular, look for the circuit breaker that is in the ‘off’ position.

Step #4: Reset the circuit breaker by moving the switch back to the on position, and you should have power restored to your room or home. Now if the breaker re-trips, there might be several reasons why this happens, and so it is advisable for you to contact an electrician.