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hohadcr 10-05-2011 08:45 PM

110 and 220V plugs stopped working.
 
Everything was fine during the day, but tonight, a couple of plugs quit working. This is an old house with some old wiring.

1. 3 110V plugs in the kithen stopped working.. They are probably in series.

2. The stove plug in the kitchen stopped working at the same time.

3. Tested the dryer. Dryer works fine.

I checked the panel box, no breaker was tripped. I flipped the breakers to the plugs and to the stove plug off and back on, still not working.

What can be the problem?


Thanks in advance.

jbfan 10-05-2011 08:55 PM

Do you have a dryer?

Check any other 240 volt circuits

Also check all the 120 volt circuits, you may have a missing leg.

hohadcr 10-05-2011 09:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jbfan (Post 743011)
Do you have a dryer?

Check any other 240 volt circuits

Also check all the 120 volt circuits, you may have a missing leg.

Checked dryer. It works just fine.

All other 120v ciucuits are fine. So, a missing leg?

jbfan 10-05-2011 09:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hohadcr (Post 743025)
Checked dryer. It works just fine.

All other 120v ciucuits are fine. So, a missing leg?

If the dryer is working, and all other 120 circuits are ok, then you are not missing a leg.

oleguy74 10-05-2011 09:28 PM

ARRG! me thinks he thinks you are cap'n AHAB..just kidding.poster says dryer works.no missing leg.look for gfci.may have had one installed by previous owner?

hohadcr 10-05-2011 09:44 PM

There is no GFCI plugs in the house. then.. what's wrong?

oleguy74 10-05-2011 09:52 PM

volt/ohmmeter.start opening boxes and start testing.

jbfan 10-05-2011 09:55 PM

You need a volt meter to check the output of the stove receptacle.
An old house could have the receptacles pulled from one leg of the stove.

JimLee_Sr 11-01-2011 10:44 PM

U get 220 from two legs of 120 (I know guys most of us know that). If you loose one of the legs you would loose your stove and any outlets on that leg. being an old house it is possible that they made the lost 120 outlets parallel with one leg of the stove (not smart or code, but it has been done). You probably have an open either at the stove or in the line leading to it. It is VOM time starting at the breaker then trying to physically follow the wires from there.
Good Luck! I have been there.
Jim

dmxtothemax 11-02-2011 05:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hohadcr (Post 742998)
Everything was fine during the day, but tonight, a couple of plugs quit working. This is an old house with some old wiring.

1. 3 110V plugs in the kithen stopped working.. They are probably in series.

2. The stove plug in the kitchen stopped working at the same time.

3. Tested the dryer. Dryer works fine.

I checked the panel box, no breaker was tripped. I flipped the breakers to the plugs and to the stove plug off and back on, still not working.
What can be the problem?
Thanks in advance.

Is there a breaker marked in the fuse panel
for the stove outlet ?
Maybe some one has added the three outlets in the kitchen
onto the same circuit as the stove outlet !
Although this is not proper,it is possible.
Is the stove outlet 110v also ?
This would explain both failures !
you might have a loose connecttion or a burnt out wire !
Where is the question ???
You will have to follow the wires from the fuse panel !

oh'mike 11-02-2011 05:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hohadcr (Post 742998)
Everything was fine during the day, but tonight, a couple of plugs quit working. This is an old house with some old wiring.

1. 3 110V plugs in the kithen stopped working.. They are probably in series.

2. The stove plug in the kitchen stopped working at the same time.
.

She never said that the stove was a 220v line---Is it?

kbsparky 11-02-2011 06:08 AM

Dryer runs, but does it heat? The OP could be missing a leg, and the dryer would appear to work .... but no heat ...


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