Electric Short in Garage - Wall Outlets Only


Old 12-13-00, 07:15 AM
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After snowblowing the drive yesterday, noticed that all of the wall outlets in the garage do not work. Circuit tester shows them all to be dead. No breakers popped on the panel. At a loss what to do next.

Advice, please.

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Old 12-13-00, 09:28 AM
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Look for a tripped GFCI in your garage. I think that you will find that you have one and it is tripped. Hope that this works for you.
Old 12-13-00, 09:56 AM
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As pjenkins said, there is a 99.9% chance that this is a GFCI problem. But the GFCI outlet may not be in the garage. Press the reset button on every GFCI outlet in your house until the outlets work again. Look first in the bathrooms, kitchen, basement, garage, front and back porch, and utility room. Then look everywhere else. Don't forget to look behind furniture, cabinets, appliances, and stuff stored in your garage and basement.

Persistence will pay off.

By the way, you don't have a short -- you have an open.
Old 12-13-00, 07:23 PM
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hello 4faith99,
i agree with the others that it is more then likley a triped gfci. dont forget to check the outlets on the outside of the house as well.
Old 12-14-00, 07:14 AM
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You guys are the greatest! Reset button was in guest bathroom. All is well once again.


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