Reset your index with PowerShell

As this great blog on repairing the SharePoint 2013 On-Prem reset index stuck resolution, states it’s best to reset your index using powershell.

Sometimes when you search service is paused, you can run







but, if it is out of sync ( you have the yellow triangle under index component ) you need to go with Kristopher Loranger‘s advice

Here is an extract from his blog on resetting the index, once you’re at that point.