circuit breakers

Old 12-28-02, 08:32 PM
Linda Jo
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circuit breakers

Hi..could use a little help and thanks in advance. Turned on the TV, plugged in the tree and the power in that area went out..for seconds only.
Then it came back on. Decided to plug in an electrical heater, then the power in that are went again. did the circuit breaker dance and none were popped, but redid them all anyway. No luck. Any advice on wht to do next?
Old 12-29-02, 09:11 AM
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You might want to check for loose connections, that when heated up no longer make contact so the power goes out until they cool down. This sometimes happens on receptacles that have back stabbed connections on them.
Another thing to look into and see if there is a gfci involved somewhere up stream of where the problem is and someone it resetting it and not realizing it is causing a problem in another part of the house.
Old 12-30-02, 02:09 PM
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Circuit Breakers

Gard..thanks for your response. Am replacing all the receptacles in question and probably/possibly going from a 15V breker to a higher number. Will check that out asap.Linda Jo
Old 12-30-02, 02:24 PM
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Don't forget you CANNOT install a higher amp breaker (ie replacing your 15 amp breaker witha 20 amp breaker) unless you KNOW that all wires on that circuit are at least 12 awg
If it is 14 awg, 15 amp is as high as you can go....

Good Luck

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