How to fix a dead electrical outlet. – electrician101 Nov 21, 2011How to fix a dead electrical outlet. 1) Reset ALL circuit breakers Your outlet, or receptacle, might be dead because the fuse blew or the breaker tripped. You may have looked right at the blown fuse or tripped breaker and NOT noticed that it is off. You may have looked in the wrong panel box. I have a wall outlet in my kitchen that blew a fuse Mar 26, 2007First, your breaker is the "fuse" in your house. If your breaker keeps tripping, then first remove anything you have plugged into that series of outlets. ieder, toaster, can opener etc.. 2nd, reset your breaker. If it does not "trip" again do the following. Plug in the toaster and turn it on.