Outlet Stopped Working?

I plugged my heater into an outlet; now the outlet doesn't work. I replaced the outlet, but still doesn't work. Two other outlets in the room work and the light works. It didn't knock out the breaker. What could be wrong? Please help.


By deb from Wheeling, WV

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January 19, 20110 found this helpful

I would try a different appliance in the outlet to see if the outlet in question works. If not then I would reset the circuit breaker and try again. If it still doesn't work it may be the circuit breaker is not working and needs to be replaced. Also try the heater in a different outlet to see if the heater is not working. If the heater does not work then I would say the heater burned out and needs to be replaced.

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January 20, 20110 found this helpful

If you can, try tracing the wiring back to the breaker box. If it goes through a junction box, the wire may have become disconnected there.


Please don't keep trying to use the circuit. If you can turn off the breaker, that would be best. If a wire is broken or disconnected it is a fire hazard and should be turned off right away.

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February 22, 20110 found this helpful

My husband got the outlet working. What happen is I wanted to put a fan it the room with a light so my husband took down the old fan with no light. The fan is box wiring, but there was no box, so he put in a metal box. We were reading on box wiring that it needs to have a box clamp to secure it so he put clamp on. He put the fan back up and everything is working now. I bought a book on old wiring and that is what helped us. Thanks to all.

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