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Hoegy 11-05-2007 05:17 PM

outlets lost power
All power was lost to several outlets. I believe they are all on the same circuit. None of the circuit breakers popped. Nothing is plugged in the outlets. All the GFCI seem to be working correctly.
Could it be a faulty circuit breaker?

Jim Port 11-05-2007 06:45 PM

What room are these receptacles in? What is the age of the house?

NateHanson 11-05-2007 07:18 PM

When you say all power was lost, do you mean that you've tested them and there is no voltage between hot and ground? Or do you mean you've plugged something in and it doesn't turn on?

If you haven't tested it yet, test from hot to neutral, and hot to ground.

If the receptacles don't work, but you have 120V from hot to ground, then you probably have an open neutral. It should be in the last working outlet, or the first not-working outlet (assuming you have an idea of what order the circuit is wired.

goose134 11-05-2007 07:20 PM

As my ex- father in law used to say, sometimes they just stop holding hands...

Hoegy 11-06-2007 12:25 PM

The receptacles are both upstairs and downstairs.
2 are in the living room.
2 are downstairs.
And one is for the front door light.

I checked all the receptacles with a meter and
it showed no voltage to the upstairs and downstairs receptacles.
I did not check the front door light.

The house was built in 1952.

Andy in ATL 11-06-2007 02:06 PM

Start taking **** apart. Be VERY CAREFUL cause you are gonna find that hot wire somewhere.

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