Testing Circuit Breakers

I need help trouble shooting an electrical problem in an older model house trailer (early 1970). Part of one side of trailer has no power. I reset all breakers at the panel, none appeared to be tripped. How do I test the breakers?


By Ismael from Odessa, TX

May 28, 20100 found this helpful

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June 2, 20100 found this helpful

We live in an older trailer also. In addition to the breaker box we have a fuse box. Whenever half of ours goes out we need to change a fuse. Hope this helps you.

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June 4, 20100 found this helpful

First you'll want to draft one or two others, unless you don't mind a lot of walking around your trailer.

Turn something on that's plugged into every possible electrical outlet. Even a nightlight or string of Christmas lights would work.

Begin at the breaker in the #1 slot. Turn that one off and see what powered items don't work. Follow this procedure for each and every breaker you have. Of course you'll want to write down which breaker controls what... and if all else fails, ask an electrician. Your local Lowe's or Home Depot should be able to provide free advice, at least over the phone. Best to you!

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