half of a circuit is dead

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Old 01-26-12, 01:45 PM
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half of a circuit is dead

heard my breaker trip the other night so i reset it and everything worked fine, the next day i had to reset it again only this time half the outlets and lights were not working and the breaker doesnt trip anymore....by the way ive changed every outlet on this circuit and still no luck....any help is greatly appreciated
 
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by the way i have replaced all 7 outlets on the circuit and its only 2 outlets and kitchen and dining room lights that arent working
 
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Old 01-26-12, 02:32 PM
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Look for a burned or loose connection, possibly in the kitchen and dining room lights.
 
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no sir...their is no physical evidence of burned or loose connections
 
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Old 01-26-12, 04:27 PM
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If any of the wires are back stabbed move them to the screws.
 
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no theyre all around the screws...i never mess with the backstabbers
 
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Are there any lights either working or not working on the breaker?
 
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yes the lights in the den are working, the lights in the kitchen and dining room are not
 
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yes the lights in the den are working, the lights in the kitchen and dining room are not
That may be a clue. You are going to have to open the lights and switches and check every wire nut connection. Remove each wire nut, check the wires and inside the wire nuts for damage. (I'd probably just replace them with new ones.) The problem may be in the last working light or switch before where the problem begins or the first bad device.
 
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all lights are checked sir and looks good... i already replaced all the switches...and still no luck
 
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