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cibula11 08-08-2012 09:34 AM

Several Receptacles/Switches Not Working
 
I went to turn on my window a/c and noticed it didn't work. I also see that another outlet in the room has no power as well as our three way light switch to hallway light.....there weren't any breakers that were tripped, but I reset them anyway. I still don't have power.....any ideas?

Jim Port 08-08-2012 09:35 AM

The heavy load created by the window AC may have caused a connection to fail and create an open circuit. Look for a loose connection at the last working or first non-working receptacle.

cibula11 08-08-2012 09:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Jim Port (Post 984164)
The heavy load created by the window AC may have caused a connection to fail and create an open circuit. Look for a loose connection at the last working or first non-working receptacle.

Would I just be tightening those connections?

Jim Port 08-08-2012 09:50 AM

They may be in backstabbed connections. You could remove the wires from the stabs and use the screw connections.

cibula11 08-08-2012 10:49 AM

They were backstab...but there's barely any wire. I pigtailed to extend them and replaced the receptacle....but it still isn't working. The other outlet isn't working, but has power to it???? Not sure how it could have power but not work.

jbfan 08-08-2012 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by cibula11 (Post 984210)
They were backstab...but there's barely any wire. I pigtailed to extend them and replaced the receptacle....but it still isn't working. The other outlet isn't working, but has power to it???? Not sure how it could have power but not work.

That would be were the loose connection is.
It reads fine with a meter, but when you put a load on it, the connection opens up.
You need to check all the receptacles on this circuit.


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