You plug in your hairdryer and turn it on, and nothing happens. While an electrician can fix the issue, this easy home maintenance task takes mere seconds to get that outlet functioning like normal. Most outlets feature a reset button in the center between the two plug inserts. To reset, simply press the button.
Once reset, you can plug back in the appliance, whether an electric toothbrush, blow dryer or vacuum cleaner. The machine should start up with ease and allow you to get on with your day. Why waste the time of an electrician when you can fix the problem in a few seconds? If other items are not working in the room, check the breaker in the electrical panel to see if it needs to be reset.