Power not working

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Old 01-30-03, 11:11 AM
JCROYLE
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Power not working

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Last night part of my power stoped working. One outlet, 2 rooms, and a hall closet. They are all on the same breaker. I checked the breaker and it did not turn off. I turned it of and on to see if that would reset it, but got nothing. I even replaced the breaker with a new one and still those area's did not work. The rest of my house is fine. Any ideas on what I can do to fix this.
 
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Old 01-30-03, 12:29 PM
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Have you ruled out a GFCI trip? If so, how? What room(s) is this stuff in? In what year was your house built?
 
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Old 01-30-03, 12:36 PM
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POWER NOT WORKING

THE POWER IS OUT IN ONE OUTLET IN MY LIVING ROOM, ALL OF MY DAUGHTERS ROOM, ALL OF MY SON'S ROOM, AND THE HALL CLOSET. THERE IS NO GFCI OUTLETS. i AM NOT SURE WHAT YEAR IT WAS BUILT, BUT IT IS OLD.
 
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Old 01-30-03, 02:29 PM
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Did anything happen around the house just before this happened, a little work being done somewhere? Has any work recently been done to the house?
If you turn off that breaker do you loose power anywhere else in the house?
Please post back with these answers and maybe we can give you some ideas on where to start looking
 
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Old 01-30-03, 03:47 PM
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Often times, the power goes out when someone is using some big power draw. Perhaps a hair dryer, a space heater, a vacuum cleaner. Can you tie the beginning of this outage to an event such as that?

In any event, the way to solve this problem is a rigorous examination and testing of each box (receptacle, switch, fixture) on the circuit (both the working ones and the non-working ones), looking for loose connections and testing for voltage.

If your outlets are grounded, a simple $8 receptacle tester from your home improvement store is a good investment. It can tell you whether you have a open hot or an open neutral, and this is a big help in figuring things out.
 
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