Outlets Not Always Working After a Storm?

I have 4 outlets along a wall. I had nothing plugged in one, had a cellphone on an extension cord in one, one had a running dehumidifier, and one had a lamp that was turned off most of the time. A couple days after a storm they all stopped working. The appliances did then work in other outlets. During the problem solving process we used a nite lite that plugs directly into the wall. It works in all 4 outlets. But, nothing else works in those 4 outlets. What say you?

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August 19, 20190 found this helpful

Sounds like the storm has blown out your appliances,if your outlets still work!

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August 19, 20190 found this helpful

As i stated the appliances still work in other outlets

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August 19, 20190 found this helpful

If an appliance works in one outlet and not another, the outlet is damaged.

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August 19, 20190 found this helpful

Then why does the nite light work in all 4 outlets. And we did replace the first outlet on that line and still only the nite light works in it, not the other appliances.

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August 20, 20190 found this helpful

It might be that the night light uses very little power but the other appliances and devices use more. It could be bad wiring that came loose in the storm. Whatever it is, you need to find the problem because there could be a risk of fire if it is shorting out. I think I would call an electrician or at least get a voltage meter to check what level of power is coming through.

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Good luck and let us know what you find out.

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August 19, 20190 found this helpful

It is possible that you have water leaking into the wall and it is causing intermittent problems.

My best suggestion is to have an electrician come and look at it.

Night lights take very little power vs an appliance which may be why it is working and nothing else is--if there is a short or some connectivity issue.

Post back what the electrician says. Safety first with all things electrical!!

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August 20, 20190 found this helpful

If this is happening you could have a low voltage problem in the outlets after the storm. A night light draws less electricity than other devices do.

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Some devices require a lot of voltage to charge a phone or other appliance. You maybe have a fuse problem or a problem with your breaker box. I would check this out and see what is going on in there.

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