part of house goes out

Old 03-14-04, 10:44 PM
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Question part of house goes out

well i was sitting here on the computor and gf watching tv in the same room and all of a sudden the electric went out.that is it went out in the living room where we were at and a few other places in the house,but some places it i got up and went to the breaker box which is in the laundry room and turned the main breaker off and on and electric came back on,but i notice a sizzling sound from the box every now and what is going on??dont know much bout electric but i can tow your vehicle,lol.any solutions will be greatly appreated.
Old 03-15-04, 04:29 AM
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If half of the circuits went out then you have a serious problem. Do not mess with this yourself, call an electrician.
Old 03-15-04, 06:41 AM
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Call your power company first. Then call the electrician.
Old 03-15-04, 03:02 PM
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Call for help NOW. The sizzling is a loose connection arcing. Arcing is a fire trying to start.

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