Room loses power but doesn't trip the breaker

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Old 03-31-17, 04:31 AM
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Room loses power but doesn't trip the breaker

So we recently gave our son a computer and now his room occasionally loses power but doesn't actually trip the breaker. If I go and turn the breaker for his room off and back on again, it'll come back up and then eventually he loses power again.

Any idea what is causing this? I wouldn't think a computer would be too much for a circuit to handle as I've had that same computer in another bedroom in the house with no issues.
 
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Old 03-31-17, 04:44 AM
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If I go and turn the breaker for his room off and back on again, it'll come back up and then eventually he loses power again.
That means it is tripping the breaker. Tripped breakers may not appear tripped.

What else is on the breaker? Do you have a space heater or laser printer?
 
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Old 03-31-17, 03:29 PM
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Interesting. It definitely doesn't look tripped. He has a 22" TV on the same circuit too, no heaters or printers. It's just a basic led tv.
 
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Old 03-31-17, 04:18 PM
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You can't always tell if a breaker is tripped by looking. The forum mantra is turn the breaker all the way off then on to see if it is tripped.

It could be a bad breaker. You can either swap the breaker for a new one or you can swap the wire on the problem breaker with one on another breaker of the same size. If you no longer have a problem after moving the wire to another breaker then the breaker is bad.
 
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Old 03-31-17, 06:21 PM
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I would start the Easter egg hunt for a loose connection .
 
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