replacing outlet?

Old 03-26-02, 11:20 PM
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Well heres the issue....... i was removing a plug in air freshener from the outlet and there was a chain that i didn't see hanging from it. it fell between the freshener and the wall. A large spark flew and the lights went out in the room, along with another room. the circuit was not tripped. i tried to replace, not sure if correct, but no outlets in the two rooms work! can i avoid an electrician? please help!!!
Old 03-27-02, 05:09 AM
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It may be nothing more than a tripped GFCI. Check all the GFCI outlets. One GFCI outlet can protect many regular outlets.
Old 03-27-02, 05:44 AM
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Make sure that when you reset the breaker, you throw the handle as far as it will go towards "off" then back on again. If the breaker is not is tripped, and resetting a GFCI doesn't work, you may have to replace the receptacle where the short occurred.

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