Living Room Circuit Stopped Working?

Today my husband and I were watching TV and the lights and plugs stopped working in the living room. We had 2 space heaters plugged in so I'm worried they have messed something up. We tried unplugging everything and letting everything cool down then resetting it, but it didn't help. Please help!


By Lisa

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February 2, 20151 found this helpful
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I would suspect that you have either thrown a breaker or blown a fuse. I am not familiar with fuses, as they have not been used in homes here since the 50's, but I believe they work the same, except you have to replace them instead of just flipping them back. It would not be uncommon to have all of the living room outlets on the same circuit, and you certainly couldn't run two space heaters on the same circuit. When a breaker flips into the off position, there is no need to let anything cool off. What you need to do is remove some of the things on the circuit, like one of the space heaters, and then reset the breaker. Sometimes the breaker doesn't look like it has tripped, but it will have. You need to flip it back firmly. Also, it may be that the breaker is worn out, in which case you have to call an electrician to replace it. This is very simple and costs very little.

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April 6, 20180 found this helpful

Thanks, you turning off the breaker for a little bit everything works now thank you

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February 2, 20150 found this helpful

Did you check the circuit breakers? A lot times the problem will be with a circuit breaker that has flipped and you can correct that by flipping the breaker back into the right position.

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October 13, 20160 found this helpful

portable electric heater or electric heating blanket will not operate properly (turns on but then shuts down) when plugged into an outlet that works with other types of appliances (phone, lamps ,chargers vacumn etc.) heater and blanket work in other rooms.

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