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Old 06-16-2009, 10:07 PM   #1
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Some lights and outlets dont work... need help!!


I currently live in a used mobile home which has a few problems. half of this mobile home outlets and lights dont work. there was a light fixtures that had exposed wires due to it being broken in one room. Im trying to trouble shot this problem myself. i know i can pay for some one to look at it and keep it in code. I also know that if im giving the knowledge of the codes i can do the work myself. plus with the current state of our economy i cant really afford to pay an electrician.

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Under the home where the two sides conect there are crossovers that need to be connected to power other half of home,If they are not snap together con,Then you need to put in boxes with blank plates on them.If you use metal boxes make sure you ground the box.

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If its a double wide home.If not maybe your main is bad giving you half power.
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Its not a double wide.

First off the bathroom. Has a GFI outlet A light with a switch. Only the outlet works.

The bedroom next to the bathroom has five outlets and a light with a switch. Only one outlet works in that room.

The bedroom next to that room has four outlets and a light with a switch. Only two outlets work in that room. This is the room that has the broken light fixture.

The Living room wall that shares the wall with this last room has two outlets and the back wall has two more outlets that dont
work.

The hallway that combines all these rooms the outlet and the light works.
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Mobile homes have some funky wiring in them a lot of times, I live in one, I know.

First and foremost, be sure to check your breakers. Even if they all look like they are on, turn them all off and back on one at a time. Often times, the most obvious solution is the one that gets overlooked. We had a breaker trip in my house once and my wife, not knowing any better, just turned it back on. This didn't reset it, but for it still flipped over to the "on" position. She thought we had a major problem, but all it took was a 30 second breaker check.

If all the breakers are fine, then I suspect the problem is the broken light fixture. Does it still have exposed wires? That fixture might be supposed to feed power to all of your non-working devices. If that is the case, you can try replacing that fixture. First double check all the breakers though.
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