No tripped breaker, but no power to one room


Old 03-01-05, 11:09 AM
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I have a seperate garage that was turned into an apartment. All of a sudden, today, there is no power to it. The breaker is not tripping. There is a seperate fuse box in the garage also, but when we change to fuse, still nothing and the fuse does not blow. Could there be a short somewhere that is causing all the power to go out? The main house is fine. What should we look for?
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Old 03-01-05, 11:50 AM
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Look for a GFCI that is tripped. It could be a GFCI breaker, or a GFCI receptacle.

Also, look in the main panel for the breaker that feeds the sub panel.
Old 03-01-05, 01:29 PM
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Also, take the breaker and turn in firmly to the 'off' position, then firmly to the 'on' position.

If these steps do not restore power, buy a $10 circuit analyzer that you plug into the receptacles. It will tell you if you have an open neutral condition.

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