How to Reset Your Main Breaker

If you are experiencing a power outage at your home, there are two things you should check before calling your local electric cooperative.

First – check with your neighbors to see if their lights are out as well.

IF YOUR NEIGHBOR’S POWER IS ALSO OUT, PLEASE CONTACT FIRST ELECTRIC AT 888-827-3322.

Second – check the digital screen on your electric meter.

If you are the only one without power, and your meter shows a digital reading you should try resetting your main breaker. In most cases, this will be located outside your home near your electric meter, but in older homes, you may find it inside. The main breaker will be the largest breaker in the panel.

To reset the breaker be sure to flip to the OFF position, then to the ON position. A good rule of thumb is to repeat this step TWO times. If your breaker continues to trip, please contact a licensed electrician.