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Old 03-18-2011, 03:37 PM   #1
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No power to outlets and ceiling fans in living room and Master bedroom?


We had a brief power outage all power went off and then back on instantly. I don't know if this was related but I believe it was the same or next day we noticed the outlets off. I have checked and reset all breakers and GFCI outlets. None were not tripped and are not on the same circuit as the ones with the outage I think. Any help on trouble shooting I am pretty handy, have a DMM outlet tester plug in. There are at least 2 outlets and ceiling fans out in each room. TIA


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Old 03-18-2011, 04:15 PM   #2
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Suggestion;
Remove one of the non-working outlets. Check to see if it has been wired using the "quick connect" holes in the back. If so, rewire using the screw terminals on the side. The "quick connects" are notorious for developing poor connections over time.
The bad connection maybe at a non-working outlet or it could be at the last outlet on that circuit that works. The bad connection may be on the hot (black) or the neutral (white).

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with so much out I suspect a breaker. Sometimes the breaker handle can stick in th on position even tho it is off. If reseting the breakers does not solve the problem then you have a loose or broken connection near the beginning of the circuit.
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Just discovered while checking outlets it says hot and neutral reversed. I recently moved a mirror, pretty long nails, could this be it?
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Did the move of the mirror happen at the same time you lost the power?
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Old 03-19-2011, 02:24 AM   #6
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I'm not sure but definitely within a day or so of the move
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Have not checked the outlets that are out for loose wires yet. Should I or is there something else one could suggest?
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I fixed it YEA!!!
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I tracked down the outlets that were off to their breaker, and checked the motion detector light outside. The wire splice in the fixture did not have tape on it!!!!! And must have touched shorted. Took light off as I'm replacing them and not immediately, but after a few minutes it worked. Thanks to all for advice. Saved some bread on that one.
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hkstrod helped the most but yea I see what you mean. Any help at all is appreciated! It's free after all! Thanks.

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