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Old 08-05-2011, 08:09 AM   #1
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This morning I woke up and my stove, kitchen lights, and basement lights were not working. (Refrigerator was working). Checked the circuit breakers and they were all on the ON position. Any suggestions on what I can try before calling for help.


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Old 08-05-2011, 08:18 AM   #2
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Re-check the breakers. Modern breakers when tripped don’t go to the off position. Sometimes it’s easy to overlook a tripped breaker, as it appears to be on. If it’s tripped, you have to turn it off fully to reset it, then turn it on. If you find a tripped breaker, the next step is to find out why.



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Do you have any GFCI receptacles in your kitchen or anywhere else on the circuit serving those areas?
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If the stove is electric, you should call the power company and get them to check the incoming power.
Answers based on the National Electrical Code. Local amendments may apply. Check with your local building officials.
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