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imfocused 07-17-2010 09:44 PM

Loss power To my Outlets.
 
Some how today I lost power only to all power outlets in my bathrooms.The lights all work just the outlets have stopped. I have a master bath with two outlets and downstairs bath with 1 outlet and a upstairs jack and jill bath with 2 outlets. Any suggestions to what I may need to do.

Proby 07-17-2010 09:54 PM

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Originally Posted by imfocused (Post 471155)
Some how today I lost power only to all power outlets in my bathrooms.The lights all work just the outlets have stopped. I have a master bath with two outlets and downstairs bath with 1 outlet and a upstairs jack and jill bath with 2 outlets. Any suggestions to what I may need to do.

A) Check the breaker box for a tripped breaker.

B) Check each receptacle, you might have one GFCI receptacle protecting every bathroom receptacle in the house. Check each one for a "Test" and "Reset" button. If you see those buttons, hit the "Reset" button (you might have to press it hard).

imfocused 07-17-2010 10:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Proby (Post 471159)
A) Check the breaker box for a tripped breaker.

B) Check each receptacle, you might have one GFCI receptacle protecting every bathroom receptacle in the house. Check each one for a "Test" and "Reset" button. If you see those buttons, hit the "Reset" button (you might have to press it hard).

Thanks for the response man I have actual tried all those things and no power i will go to HD tomorrow and get a meter to test the outlets and wires.

Proby 07-17-2010 10:54 PM

Some breakers are hard to tell when they are tripped. First I would "exercise" each breaker (this is good practice to do once a year) and switch them to the OFF position and then back ON. If that hasn't cleared the issue up I would go to the closest bathroom to the panel and pull out the receptacle and look for a loose wire. If you don't see a loose wire, this is where you need to test to see if you get voltage, but be careful because you will have live wires exposed when testing.

imfocused 07-17-2010 11:03 PM

ok will do Proby thanks! its just funny how it just started plus I have been noticing that my outlets in the house spark when I plug things in them. could this be the cause of my outlets losing power.

Proby 07-17-2010 11:19 PM

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Originally Posted by imfocused (Post 471186)
plus I have been noticing that my outlets in the house spark when I plug things in them. could this be the cause of my outlets losing power.

That's odd. The only time you should expect an arc is when you unplug a high current drawing device (motor, heater, etc.) without shutting it off first.


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