home electrical


  #1  
Old 04-19-04, 03:50 PM
eelliottnj
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Question home electrical

I had an old "beer fridge" in the garage that was staying on all the time and not getting cold. The outlet for the fridge also had the garage door opener in it. I noticed the outlet was dead when my wife came home and couldn't open the garage door... I think the fridge must have over-loaded the outlet. There is no power at the outlet and three other lights and outlets in the house are also not working now. All the breakers are ok...
If all the breakers are ok, why is there no power to these outlets ?
 
  #2  
Old 04-19-04, 04:09 PM
R
Member
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Central New York State
Posts: 13,246
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Look for a tripped GFCI outlet.
 
  #3  
Old 04-19-04, 06:16 PM
J
Member
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: United States
Posts: 17,733
Upvotes: 0
Received 1 Upvote on 1 Post
The answer is certainly either a tripped GFCI as Bob said (75% likely) or a breaker that may be "okay" but is tripped even if it doesn't look like it to you (24%).

I can understand that you need to get your GDO working again, but why exactly do you want to restore power to a refrigerator that runs all the time and doesn't get cold?
 
  #4  
Old 04-22-04, 08:08 AM
txdiyguy's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 241
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
"but why exactly do you want to restore power to a refrigerator that runs all the time and doesn't get cold?"

Perhaps he is using it as a lighted (when the door is open) storage cabinet.
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: