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No breaker flipped but power out in master bedroom and bathroom.

No breaker flipped but power out in master bedroom and bathroom.

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Old 07-19-14, 06:50 AM
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No breaker flipped but power out in master bedroom and bathroom.

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My daughter was playing with the switch in the bathroom and the power went out in the bathroom and bedroom. I went out to the circuit box, and nothing was flipped. I switched the master bedroom switch off and back on and still no power. Am I missing something? This happened before in the other bathroom, but my husband can't remember what he did to fix it and I can't find any answers online.
 
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Old 07-19-14, 07:08 AM
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How old is the house? Bath and bedroom should not be on the same breaker. Have you checked all GFCIs inside and outside the house? You will need check connections in all boxes. Move any back stabs to the screws and redo all wire nut connections starting with the switch. Have you read: http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...ther-info.html
 
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Old 07-19-14, 07:10 AM
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Welcome to the forums! It is possible one GFCI is working both bathrooms. Check all the GFCIs. Make sure you turn the breaker to the bathroom/bedroom completely off, then back on. Sometimes they won't appear to be tripped, but actually are.
 
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Old 07-19-14, 08:48 AM
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Ray, the house is only a little over 2 years old. I'm assuming it's the bedroom and the master bathroom together. The box doesn't have the master bathroom labeled separately.
None of the outlets in our bathroom or bedroom are GFCI's. Now what???
 
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Old 07-19-14, 09:37 AM
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You may not have found the correct breaker. A 2 year old house should have a dedicated 20 amp breaker for the bathroom. It is required by national code recommendations usually adopted locally. Turn every 20 amp breaker fully off then back on regardless of the labeling (often wrong) and if that doesn't fix it try all the 15 amp single pole breakers.
 
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Old 07-19-14, 02:06 PM
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Ray, the house is only a little over 2 years old. I'm assuming it's the bedroom and the master bathroom together. The box doesn't have the master bathroom labeled separately.
None of the outlets in our bathroom or bedroom are GFCI's. Now what???
It sounds like a NEC violation ASSUMING you are in the U.S., but at the moment we have no idea where you are because you didn't fill out your profile nor did you say what country/state/province you are located in.
 
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Old 07-19-14, 02:43 PM
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With a house that new, I say definitely a violation. Stacked bathrooms can have one GFCI operating all the receptacles, but you can't add bathroom lights. Definitely not bedroom lights on same circuit. Good point CJ. Do need profile completed, please.
 
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Old 07-19-14, 09:01 PM
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So, apparently there were two breakers that needed to be flipped together??? Anyway, my neighbor figured it out. Thank you for the tips.
 
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