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Old 07-24-2010, 11:51 AM   #1
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Greetings All,
So i just plugged the vaccuum in the outlet in my daughters bedroom, the power goes out...i thought a breaker tripped but none were tripped...other outlets in the room are working..on the other side of the outlet i plugged into is another outlet in my room...its not working either...i shut off main power and removed outlets and all wires appear to be still intact...any suggestions on what the issue may be?
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Look for a tripped GFCI
Or it may be a loose wire
And some breakers do not look like they are tripped
So 2x check
Do you know the spoecific breaker that controls these outlets ?

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As mentioned, check the breakers again. If necessary, flip them all off and then back on again. Hopefully that will solve the problem.

If it's still not working, you might have had a loose connection and the vacuum might have pulled enough current to burn that connection up. What you need to do is check the receptacle before the receptacles that are dead. The "feed out" of the receptacle before the two dead ones might have come loose or burned up. Finding that receptacle is going to be a lot of fun What I normally do is look around and try to find the next closest receptacle to the dead one, but in the direction of the breaker panel.
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