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Old 01-01-2012, 12:01 PM   #1
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i pluged something in now i lost power in 6 outlets an 2 lights i checked all breakers are good an what do i do next i also changed the outlet an gfi are good

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You have a loose or failed connection. Look at the last working or first non-working device. I would start where she plugged into.
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....and look to see if there's a GFCI involved anywhere in the line and if it's been tripped.

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You have a loose or failed connection. Look at the last working or first non-working device. I would start where she plugged into.
i changed the outlet it still not working
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i changed the outlet it still not working
Check the breaker to make sure it has power.
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Check the breaker to make sure it has power.
i changed all breakers
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i changed the outlet it still not working
The problem could be upstream from the one you changed. Did you check for power before you changed it?
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i changed all breakers
Ok once you changed it did you test the screw to make sure it has power?

Then find the first place it sends power to Ect..
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The problem could be upstream from the one you changed. Did you check for power before you changed it?
yes i checked
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David.,

Let start with basic.,

Do you have a simple test light or voltmeter with you ? if not go to the big box store and grab one of them each and they are less than 15 Euros ( dollars )

Next step is you have to " trace " the circuit what room this serves and I will do the receptale checking and also check the wirenut connection to make sure they are tight and MAKE sure the power is off when you do this test for your safety sake.

What room which the circuit is out ?

The reason why I asked due there are few tricks up my sleeves and what era this house built and did have semi modern wiring in there ? ( that will help alot to pin point where the source is )

And also belive or not most older home for the circuit the first thing it will arrive from fuse box or breaker is the ceiling luminaire that will be a first place to take a look if everything in that circuit is out. but for newer home or rewired home it will be a 50/50 split.

If you have any backstabbed ( push in ) receptales or switches then move it over to the screws and please make a note how it connected before you make that move.

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