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Old 12-20-2011, 09:53 PM   #1
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I went to turn on the vacuum and the power went off. I went downstairs to check the breakers and none was tripped. I clicked the breaker for the room and still nothing. What could be wrong?


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Old 12-20-2011, 09:58 PM   #2
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What room is this outlet in?


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Old 12-20-2011, 09:59 PM   #3
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Did you turn the breaker off and then back on again? A breaker won't move directly to the on position from the tripped position.
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:59 PM   #4
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You could have a loose connection.
Answers based on the National Electrical Code. Local amendments may apply. Check with your local building officials.
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:02 PM   #5
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Are you sure the power went off? Perhaps the vacuum died? Did you call the power company? Maybe an outage coincidentally occurred when you turned on the vacuum? GFCI?

There are a lot of assumptions to be made based on the symptoms you present.

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