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You Will Need
- Circuit breaker
Open the electrical box
Open the circuit breaker box and locate the switch that corresponds to the area you want to test.
Test the switch
Determine whether the breaker is in the On or Off position. If it's off, flip to the On position.
Connect the prongs
Touch one of the multimeter's prongs to the terminal screw, and touch the other prong to the ground screw.
Check the readout
Check the readout on the multimeter or look for an indicator light. If no voltage is indicated, then no power is reaching the breaker and it will need to be replaced.