Originally Posted by samano02
Last night I smelled a strong burning smell in my room. I tried to figure out where it was coming from but couldn't. I had a window unit, lamp, and a power strip with appliances plugged in that room. While trying to figure out where the smell was coming from I heard a pop and the power went out in my room as well as my child's room right next to mine. I went to reset the breaker but it would not reset so I figured it was no longer any good. Went to Lowes today and bought a new breaker as well as two new outlets to replace the ones that were in use (just in case they burned out). Changed those out and the breaker is staying on but there is still no power to either rooms. I have been laid off and can't afford to have an electrician come to see what's wrong and need help. I am pretty good with my hands, for a female, and any advice would be GREATLY appreciated.
I wrote a underline part and with the window shaker ( window air cond unit ) with power strip is useally not a best combation at all and what else you have them on the power strip ?
I know you say lamp but what else.
I know you mention new breaker box but the key issue is you may have a connection somewhere along the circuit that can get loosen up so you will have find the bad receptale if it was backstabbed that is about the most common service call I have ran into and if you actually have the backstabbed receptales then it will be a good time to move them over to the screw.
Just remember double check the circuit is off before you work on.
And black conductors ( wires ) will go to brass coloured screws while white conductors will go to silver colour screws and bare or green conductors will go to the green screw.