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Old 10-16-2011, 02:37 PM   #1
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I came home last night and found that I had no power in the basement. The breaker is not tripped! Any thoughts??
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No power, does that mean lights and receptacle and only those in the basement?

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Yes no lights or outlets.
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Do you know if the basement has its own circuit?
Did you actually turn the breaker off and then back on to make sure it is reset?
Are you aware of any GFCI receptacles anywhere in the basement?
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Yes it has it's own circuit. Turned it off and the back on. No gfci on the circuit.
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You will first have to verify if you have power coming out of the breaker. You will need a meter and you will have to remove the panel cover.
Turn off the main breaker while you are getting set up. Once the cover is off and before turning the main back on, check wire where it is attached to the breaker and make sure it is secure and also locate the white neutral that is paired with the black wire and make sure it is secure in the neutral bar. If those are good you will need to check the voltage at the output of the breaker.
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Connections were good. 120v coming out at the breaker.
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You will have to start opening up each receptacle and light fixture and look for the loose connection. Start with the ones closest to the breaker panel.
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Who wants to put bets on either a bad outlet, or tripped gfci.
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Who wants to put bets on either a bad outlet, or tripped gfci.
My money is on a back stabbed device.
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My money is on a back stabbed device.
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Who wants to put bets on either a bad outlet, or tripped gfci.
I'd bet on a tripped GFI, but since all we know is that he has all the lights and receps on a single circuit in the basement of a mystery house all bets are off.

Location?
Age of the house?
Age of the basement wiring?
How many of each is on the circuit?
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I'd bet on a tripped GFI, but since all we know is that he has all the lights and receps on a single circuit in the basement of a mystery house all bets are off.

Location?
Age of the house?
Age of the basement wiring?
How many of each is on the circuit?
I think OP maybe is a she. Michelle in post #1.
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I think OP maybe is a she. Michelle in post #1.
I was testing you to see if you were paying attention.
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Thanks for all your help. It was a light fixture that was the issue.

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