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Whether you're looking for a tripped breaker or you’re cutting the power before you repair an appliance, knowing how to locate and operate your breaker box is an essential homeowner skill.
The term breaker box (or fuse box) typically refers to the main electrical panel or circuit breaker box that distributes power throughout a house or building. A breaker box typically contains both a larger main circuit breaker, which supplies power to the entire panel/house, and several smaller circuit breakers that supply power to different areas and appliances throughout the house. When opened at the front, most household breaker boxes display a panel cover with two vertical rows of switches/breakers and a larger main switch/breaker at the top (sometimes bottom).
A common question around breaker boxes is how to replace a circuit breaker. Although, performing the task is not inherently difficult, it does require working with electricity and could be dangerous. Please, consult a professional: