First you need to determine why the circuit breaker tripped. The breaker is there for a reason – to protect you and your belongings. Once you have corrected the situation by unplugging whatever caused the problem, you can proceed to the circuit breaker box. Open the door to the circuit breaker box to see the row(s) of breakers. Never remove the cover from the circuit breaker box since this will expose dangerous levels of electricity. You can normally tell which circuit breaker has tripped just by looking at it. Circuit breakers look and act similar to a regular wall switch that you use to turn on the lights, but most of the time they are oriented horizontally instead of vertically. The tripped circuit breaker will appear to be in the middle position, neither on or off. Push it all the way to the off position, then switch it back to the on position where it should catch. If it doesn’t catch, try repeating the sequence. As always, use extreme caution when you are dealing with electricity; if it doesn’t look right, don’t do it. If the breaker will not catch or it trips again, do not continue trying to reset it. Call a licensed electrician to have it checked out.