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pag 05-05-2009 01:17 PM

have electric problem in house need advice
 
outlets in condo go off except for kitchen -go on when i turn on oven -what could it be?

pag 05-05-2009 01:19 PM

any ideas?

pag 05-05-2009 01:25 PM

man on internet said check for loose neutral connection but did not say where sometimes goes off when turn on another source sometimes by itself

pag 05-05-2009 01:36 PM

any advice apprciated i had an electrician come out and he reset the main breaker months ago but i tried last month it didnt work

pag 05-05-2009 01:38 PM

has anyone else had heard of this problem?

pag 05-05-2009 01:41 PM

could someone say hello -im new here and would like to see how this works

220/221 05-05-2009 02:14 PM

Hello.

These are the details I was looking for.

One "hot" leg is out.

1. Reset your main breaker by turning it off, then on

If that doesn't work:


2.Call your power company.

pag 05-05-2009 02:22 PM

thanks 220/221
 
i guess a hot leg is probobly the main power to the box

pag 05-05-2009 02:28 PM

seems like it needs a big draw from a 220 washer / oven to pull power to all the outlets i suspect the main 100 amp breaker out side may be the problem but it may also be a problen in one of the upstairs outlets i would like to know a bout the leg is that outside or inside -?

HouseHelper 05-05-2009 02:31 PM

You have the symptoms of one hot leg (line) being out as stated above. The reason you have receptacles come back on when you turn on the oven is you are backfeeding thru the oven to the non working hot leg.

You need an electrician now.

220/221 05-05-2009 02:52 PM

Quote:

i suspect the main 100 amp breaker out side may be the problem but it may also be a problen in one of the upstairs outlets
Focus :) Did you reset the main? It's not the upstairs outlet.



Quote:

You need an electrician now.
Not yet.



1. Reset your main breaker by turning it off, then on



2.Call your power company.


THEN you might need an electrician. Always call POCO first.

To help you understand, you have two hot legs @1 120 vots each, 240 volts between them. You have a bad connection somewhere in one of them. It could be the wires, the breaker or the internal compnents of the panel like the lugs or bus bar. The "silver" wire is the neutral/ground.
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pag 05-05-2009 03:09 PM

is it dangerous to keep this condition going like this as i am unemployed right now-is an electrician able to fix with out the power shut off -because i am real close to that from not paying billi have another breaker from someplace that i could change out myself if the power was off

pag 05-05-2009 06:31 PM

definition of out
 
i would like to clarify out meaning nonfuntional -or-disconnected because this after noon its gone out a few times for just a second or two then resume -just long enough to shut down the computor -out as in one leg out

220/221 05-05-2009 08:35 PM

Did you:

1. Reset your main breaker by turning it off, then on?

2. Call your power company.?

Communication is not your strong point huh? I see yet another post.


You're just messing with me aren't you?:jester:

Don't try to understand the circuitry. Just call the power company now. It's FREE and they will guide you.

spark plug 05-05-2009 09:56 PM

irregular function of outlets
 
220/21 (and others) hit the nail on the head! There seems to be one of the feeders out. And the power that he's getting whenever the oven is on, is due to the "backfeed" or "feedback" of sufficient current to power the outlets. However, the advice given. Namely. To call the POCO (power company) first is not universal. In NYC, for example, where we hail from, the power company (Con Edison) is your last in a series of steps. (not your first option) Only after having ascertained 101% that the fault is in the Poco's wires can you call them. You also have to supply the License# of the Electrician taking responsibility for the diagnosis. Should you erroneously call them (when it is an internal wiring problem, you (the electrician) are liable for the amount of $500.00!!!


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