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Lights and outlet is not working on one breaker. What could be the problem?

Lights and outlet is not working on one breaker. What could be the problem?

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Old 10-02-18, 05:19 PM
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Lights and outlet is not working on one breaker. What could be the problem?

Hi my lights in the hallway and outlets on the same breaker is not coming on. I looked at the circuit breaker and it's not tripped. I last turned the lights on in the morning for a few minutes now this evening there is no power. I tried turning the circuit breaker on and off it snap back like normal but still no power. What could be wrong? I'm thinking maybe it's a bad circuit breaker. What troubleshooting could I do to possibly find out whats wrong. Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 10-02-18, 05:37 PM
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If you don't have a multimeter to check the breaker tempirarly move the wire to anither breaker of the same size. Have you read: https://www.doityourself.com/forum/e...ther-info.html
 
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Short answer is that if it's not the breaker, it's often a GFCI but this circuit sounds like it might not have one. If not, you need to find the last working receptacle or fixture on the circuit, as the problem is usually there or at the first one not working.
 
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okay I use a meter and the breaker is working. I even switched another breaker of the same size and still no power. There is one GFCI outlet on the breaker it won't reset so I this connected it and test the wires for power. there is no current from the wires so that eliminates the outlet. I looked at the switches for the lights and everything looks connected but there is no juice running though the wires. What is left is 6 recessed lights connected to the breaker.Should I take down each one to see if there's a problem? I was trying to afford doing that be that it's a lot of work but I will have to if needed. strange I was home all day and I didn't smell anything burning or popping. any advice would be appreciated especially before I start disassembling the cam lights.
 
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Old 10-03-18, 01:18 PM
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Is there power to the gfci? If not you need to look at something before the gfci
 
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There is no power to the GFCI outlet
 
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