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Old 05-06-2013, 10:01 AM   #1
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Numerous breakers no power?

Last week all the appliances in the kitchen stopped working but no breakers were tripped. I checked every outlet for loose wires and found the gfi had a detached hot =so i reattached it but the problem wasn't fixed.

The other day a family friend came over and removed the breaker panel and we noticed it wasn't just one breaker not working but about 5 or so have no power, the rest are fine.

He then moved one breaker that had no power down a couple slots to see if it would get power and sure enough it did.

Would anyone happen to know what could cause something like this to happen? Iv never personally seen this kind of problem before.


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Old 05-06-2013, 10:22 AM   #2
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Every other breaker, vertically, is on the opposite leg of the main service. Sounds like you lost one leg.

None of the 220 appliances will work, if that is what happened...and every other breaker vertically on both sides will be dead.

You can check each one by touching one probe to the screw on the breaker and one to the neutral bar.

BE CAREFUL...part of the service is still hot and deadly.


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Old 05-06-2013, 11:03 AM   #3
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Call the power company and have them check the incoming service.
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Called the power company and they came out and did a temporary fix. Looks like they ran wire from our meter to a neighbors till their able to come back and fix it later this week. Thank you all very much for the help. You guys are truly an amazing group of people

I will update this post when they come back and fix the problem. Below is a pic of what they did minus the pic of the wire going from the meter to my neighbors house.

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Old 05-06-2013, 06:43 PM   #5
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Same thing next door,......explained to them,

Bad news is you only have half your electrical working and I can't fix it

Good news is it'll be free and on the POCO

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we always recommend to our clients to call the POCO first


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