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Old 12-12-2010, 07:38 PM   #1
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What is the problem when a number of electric outlets that do not work after I plug

There are 3 electric outlets in 3 different areas in my kitchen area
that does not work. In one area with two outlets one for my
small counter-top toaster oven, and one for my water boiling kettle.
During Thanksgiving, I used them both. they crashed, no more electricity
out. I used these both device a the same time before, just this time, a little
Then I discover two other outlets in the counter top phone area
does not work. Now I find out that side one does not work either.

I have checked circuit breaker, everything is in place. I have tried to
locate if any GFCI outlet and find none.
What will be the problem then?

My oven, sink, dishwasher line works fine.


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How old is the house? GFI protection has been required in kitchens for 20 years or so.


Answers based on the National Electrical Code. Local amendments may apply. Check with your local building officials.
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Old 12-12-2010, 08:20 PM   #3
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Could be a loose connection in one of the receptacles.
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