Sometimes you will find that an appliance like a hair dryer or a kettle stops working for no apparent reason. If the other appliances and the lights in the house are still working then it is almost certain that the fuse or circuit breaker in your main fuse box as tripped. The reason for a fuse or circuit breaker tripping is because there is a short circuit, and this is almost certainly due to the appliance that you are using.
If you don’t want to hire an electrician, you can do this yourself. In this case the first step is to unplug the appliance from the wall socket, and then you must find your main fuse box which wall be invariably in some obscure location in the house such as the garage or the basement. Once you have located the main fuse box then you must search for the fuse or circuit breaker that has tripped. This is generally very simple as there will be one fuse or circuit breaker that is set differently to all the others. You should reset this circuit breaker so that it is the same as all the others.
If you have an older house with fuses ceramic fuses, then you will need to remove each ceramic fuse mounting and check to see whether the fuse wire is burnt-out. When you do find the burnt-out fuse, then you need to remove that fuse wire and replace it with identical fuse wire. It pays to have spare fuse wire in the main fuse box ready for these emergencies. Remember that you need a light gauge fuse wire for lighting circuits and a heavier gauge fuse wire for electric switches. Don’t forget you can still hire the electricians Hamilton has on offer. You may even need a very heavy gauge to wire for your electric water heater.
If the fuse blew or the circuit breaker tripped while you were using an appliance then you should not necessarily assume that the appliance is faulty, is it maybe that you had multiple appliances running at the same time and just simply overloaded the circuit breaker. However if you only had one appliance working when the circuit breaker tripped, then you can retest the appliance after you have reset the circuit breaker, and if it trips again then you can assume that the appliances faulty and needs repairing. You should only retest the appliance if the original failure was not accompanied by sparks or crackling.