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Old 12-09-08, 07:12 PM
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i have a circuit which some stuff is working such as bathroom lights and outlets but all lights and outlets in bedrooms are not working which are on the same breaker. it was all working then went out but the breaker was not tripped. any suggestions?
 
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Old 12-09-08, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by kirkman View Post
i have a circuit which some stuff is working such as bathroom lights and outlets but all lights and outlets in bedrooms are not working which are on the same breaker. it was all working then went out but the breaker was not tripped. any suggestions?
If you have any gfcis in your bathroom check them. This could be the problem ,because they might be wired in incorrectly therefore when they trip they not only cut power to themselves they also cut power to what ever else is down stream from them.

Also it is against code to have your bathroom and bed room on the same circuit.
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Old 12-09-08, 09:30 PM
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If you don't have a tripped GFCI receptacle, the problem usually caused by a loose or broken wire at either the last-working or first non-working receptacle on the circuit. High-current loads like hair dryers and vacuum cleaners can cause weak connections to burn off. Check wirenuts for tight connections and move any backstabbed wires at receptacles to the adjacent screw terminals for better connections.
 
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