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Old 11-29-2010, 12:36 PM   #1
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Master bedroom lost power

I plugged in a space heater and lost power to my master bedroom (8 outlets, 3 lights on the circuit). This has happened before only with the vacuum cleaner. I went out and the circuit breaker had not popped. I switched it off and then back on just to be sure. Still no power. I checked the plug and it appears to be the last one on the line (no pigtails) there are no GFI outlets on the circuit. I replaced the breaker with a new (matching) square D breaker ($32) and still not power?
Am I missing something? Can't just be the plug right?, since it's the last one on the circuit.
Any help would be great.


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Old 11-29-2010, 01:10 PM   #2
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You have a bad connection somewhere on the circuit. Problem could be in a working device if only part of the circuit is off.
If your receptacles use the back stab(pushin) conenction then move the wires to the screws. This is the most common source of the problem. The problem could be in the panel if the entire circuit is out.


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Get yourself a couple testers. Figure out where there is power. This will help you figure out where the problem is.
I like to use non-contact ones, whixh are quick and a probe 110/220 v light up tester because it's small simpler than a multimeter and mare exact than a non- contact. Get a thrfee prong plug in type tester while your at it.
I'd start by checking the receptacle you plugged into.
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Good advice from joed & Michael.
Make sure your problem does not freed from another gfi. When one trips it takes all the others. With all the outlets bad it sounds like your problem is at the main breaker area.
As a rule, plug in your heavy loads (heaters) closest to the breaker panel to prevent overload issues.
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Thanks guys, I will check and test the breaker box.
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