Losing power

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Old 08-16-15, 04:09 PM
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Losing power

The other day I noticed that my AC had stopped. My microwave starts out regular but then seems to dim and not be at full power. Refrigerator starts and stops and lights dim when this happens. All breakers are on and have not been tripped. I have reset all but ac still will not turn on. Nothing from inside unit or outside unit. To me it seems that half of the house is fine but the other half is having difficulty. Any suggestions!
 
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Old 08-16-15, 04:22 PM
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#1, Call the power company ASAP.
They need to check out there end first.
If it's a dropped nutral it can take out anything that's plugged in and could even cause a fire.
DO NOT WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW!
 
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Old 08-16-15, 04:26 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

If nothing in the house is getting brighter..... then you don't have a neutral problem. You have lost or are losing one of the hot legs to your house.

The problem could be with the power company, at the service outside or inside at the panel.

Calling the emergency PoCo number is a good idea.
If you have an electrician friend..... that would be a better call.

In the mean time..... turn off ALL 240v two pole breakers.... except the main breaker.
 
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