Switch Outlets and "Dead" Outlets


Old 03-28-20, 08:52 PM
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Switch Outlets and "Dead" Outlets

I am living in a different place and discovered today that most of my bedroom outlets do not work. There are a few switch outlets controlled by one switch. The "hot" part of the switch outlets do not work. The bottom, controlled by the switch, do work. None of the non-switch outlets work. And one of the overhead lights, the closet light, is not working either. I reset the breakers for the bedroom. And checked and reset all the GFI outlets in the house. Is the next step to look inspect for loose wires? Or did I miss something obvious? If the next step is checking wires, any suggestion on where to start?
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Old 03-28-20, 09:38 PM
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Looking for a loose connection is an Easter egg hunt. Start with the last working or first non-working device. There is also a sticky at the top of the forum to help you.
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I am living in a different place
Before you do anything - do you own this place or rent it? If you rent it contact your landlord and do not do any electrical work on your own or even call an electrician. This will transfer liability to you if there are issues.
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I own it. Just moved in. Everything was fine during the inspection so I was surprised.
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I would start with the wiring at the switch and then the receptacle closest to the switch.
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