Outlets Died

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Old 04-25-11, 06:50 AM
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Outlets Died

My wife was using a curling iron and with one big, white spark coming from the iron it turned off and killed all the outlets on the circuit (the master bath AND the guest bath). The breakers didn't switch.

Is this the kind of problem I'll need an electrician for (since I don't know the first thing) or is there a simpler solution I should try first?
 
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Old 04-25-11, 06:58 AM
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Turn the breaker off and back on again. Sometimes they do not appear tripped.
 
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I did try that. Although, the lights in the bathrooms still work so I figured they weren't tripped anyway.
 
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Old 04-25-11, 07:16 AM
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Did you try resetting the GFCI? If it won't reset or there isn't one did you open the receptacle and look for a loose conection.

the lights in the bathrooms still work so I figured they weren't tripped anyway
Lights may be on a differeny breaker.
 
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I've flipped all the breaker switches back and forth with no success.

The GFCI receptacle's reset button won't stay pushed in and normally green light indicator is off.

I checked out the wiring and everything looks normal.

Any further suggestions?
 
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Old 04-28-11, 05:01 PM
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The GFCI receptacle's reset button won't stay pushed in and normally green light indicator is off.
Which could mean either a fried GFCI or no powe to the GFCI. Pull the GFCI out. Using a multimeter or a test light check for voltage on the line side of the GFCI. Measure black to white, black to ground, white to ground. Post the readings.
 
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Old 04-28-11, 05:32 PM
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Before you try Rays advise, unplug everything from the GFI and attempt to reset. If it does not reset then go with Rays suggestion.
 
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Old 04-28-11, 08:31 PM
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If there is a picture of a padlock on the gfi, It is probably done for and refusing to reset.
 
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