Electrical Outlets

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Old 10-28-02, 05:13 PM
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Unhappy Electrical Outlets

I own a 1963 Mobile Home. Not much has been updated in it, especially when it comes to anything electical. Most of the home is powered with 4 fuses. There are 5 electrical outlets in the kitchen. One had the coffee pot, One the refridgerator, and One the microwave and toaster. 2 Had nothing plugged into them. While cooking breakfast one day, all the outlets in the kitchen stopped working. We have been living here for about 5 years and never had a problem with the kitchen electricity. My husband went out and replaced all the fuses in the house since we weren't quite sure which one powered the kitchen. One is for just the furnace. And i know that one is most of the power in the house, except the kitchen. The lights in the kitchen do work and are run off this fuse. I can not afford to have an electrician come in, especially when i know that he is going to try and get us to upgrade the whole electrical system. Where do i begin to find out how to determine the problem.
 
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Old 10-29-02, 11:09 AM
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I'm not even sure what your problem is. Are you saying that the kitchen outlets still don't work even after replacing all the fuses?

It's possible that you have a tripped GFCI receptacle somewhere. Of course, it wasn't installed in 1963, but could have been added later.
 
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Old 10-30-02, 04:42 PM
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That's right. The fuses are brand new. All other outlets in the house are working except for the kitchen.
As far as GFCI receptical...none were ever installed. An addition was built on about 10 years ago, but other than that nothing electrical has been done.
 
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Old 10-30-02, 04:59 PM
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You have an open circuit somewhere. There's no magic way to find it other than to very carefully look in every electrical box one at a time. Make sure to remove the fuse before you do.
 
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Old 10-30-02, 08:28 PM
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Get yourself a voltage tester and start going to every outlet and checking to see if they're live. (Hot) This is the only way I know of to locate a bad outlet. It may be possible that there is a bad wire going to an outlet that is wired in line with your kitchens outlets and if that wire shorted out, it would affect evrything after it.
Good luck.
 
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