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Old 07-30-2011, 05:54 PM   #1
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Outside Outlets Won't Work


Hello readers. I am an idiot, and while I was using my electrical hedge trimmer, I accidentally got the wire caught in the hedge trimmer. I immediately turned the trimmer off when i saw sparks, but now none of the outdoor outlets work. I have tried flipping all the breakers, including the main, and nothing seems to be working. My guess is that the incident caused a power surge. Any other suggestions? Or is an electrician necessary?

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Old 07-30-2011, 06:10 PM   #2
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there is a GFI Receptacle somewhere tripped, could be in the garage or if the house is old enough any bathroom

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If nome of the breakers has a push button (gfi breaker)---Look the house over---the outside outlets are likely wire into a gfci outlet.
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Believe me you are not the only idiot around for cutting the cord, my dad always said watch out for the cord, well I did and cut it every time I cut the hedges. Guess what? That's one job I got out of but still had many others. Look for GFI breaker or outlet somewhere that needs to be reset.
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