Outdoor Power Outlet stopped working?


Old 05-23-14, 11:43 PM
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Outdoor Power Outlet stopped working?

I was mowing my lawn with an electric mower this morning and accidentally ran over the extension cord. I unplugged the broken extension cord from my outdoor electrical outlet, quickly got another extension cord, and reconnected the mower. It didn't work. I tried several other tools in the outlet, and they didn't work. I checked the fuse box and everything looked okay.
I took the cover off of the outlet. Unfortunately, the outlet does not have a test switch. It is just a standard three prong outlet.
I'm sure there is a way to restart the outlet, but I can't figure out what it is. Any ideas?

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Old 05-23-14, 11:53 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

There is probably a GFI receptacle somewhere in the line. Here in the States they are required for all outside receptacles as well as ones in wet areas. With a GFI receptacle.... you can connect power to it and then connect other receptacles to the load side.

That standard outside receptacle could be connected to a GFI somewhere in the house. Check every GFI you know of in the house and garage. It's more than likely connected to one of them.
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Fuse box or circuit breaker box ?

If fuses , remove each one and test , replace & tighten snugly , but over tighten .

If CB's , remove the cover & carefully test each CB . Any that are off , try turning it off then turning it back on ( resetting it ) .

Also , as has been said , very likely it is a GFCI circuit breaker or receptacle . Probably in a location you least suspect . :-(

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Old 05-24-14, 09:02 AM
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very likely it is a GFCI circuit breaker or receptacle
The O/P is in Indonesia so it is unlikely he has an RCD receptacle.
Valentmark do you know if RCDs are usually required where you are?
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Sorry for the typo . :-(

Do not over tighten .

RCD receptacle ?

Does Indonesia use 120 VAC or 240 VAC for lites and receptacles ?

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