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Last night the power went out in the bedroom. The lights where flickering and the fan was starting and stopping. I checked the breaker box and none where tripped. Other rooms on the breaker had power. I reset the breakers and the bedroom is still out. All outlets do not work and the ceiling light is not working. What caused this to happen?
A device such as a switch, light or receptacle could have failed. A loose connection could have opened due to the circuit overheating. A rodent could have chewed through wiring.....
An electrician can check this out for you.
Electricity runs on a circuit (a loop). 120 VAC out from the breaker panel and the neutral going back to the neutral bus in the breaker panel. If you have a non contact voltage pen, you can see if the hot (120 VAC) is making it to the receptacles. An electrician would then meter the neutral and ground to see if the neutral is making it back to the panel (the neutral and ground are connected in the panel) By doing this, an electrician can determine where the open is.
We have lost electrical power in one room. We checked and the fuse was good. We replaced all outlets and light switches. We have no GFI outlets in that room. Any ideas on what to do?
You may have lost one leg of your electric, which would be on the other side of the meter. Call your power company and have them check their side.
Last night I was building a tent in the living room for my kids to camp out in for fun. I went into the master bedroom to blow up an air mattress. I typically use our leaf blower to blow it up. I plugged the leaf blower in the wall and turned it on. As soon as I turned it on all of the power went off in the room.
I went outside to check the breaker box and none of the breakers were tripped. To be proactive just in case, I reset all of the breakers. I went back inside and it was still off in the master bedroom. Then I went into the garage to get a flash light and the garage light did not work. I also noticed the pantry light in the kitchen was off. Being that I'm not an electrician and that is a skill and trade I know nothing of I called my neighbor down the street. He is a commercial electrician, but I thought better him looking at it than me.
He looked in the room and said " You must have a GFI" I told him there was one in the master bedroom bath by the sink. He went and looked and the power was dead to it as well. He had a replacement and went ahead and swapped it out and bam it had power. So he then went to the socket I plugged the blower into to start with and he recommended us replacing it as well as it was a bit worn. He quickly swapped them out, but still no lights or power other than the GFI. Then he went out to check the breaker box. All of the breakers checked to be good. Then he checked the ground bar in the box and all grounds were connected and no loose wires. We looked at a bunch of different sockets throughout the house and all were good, just no power or lights in the master bath and garage light. He and I are pretty stumped. I'm looking for any suggestions at this point.
By Josh K. from Crosby, TX
This is quite a conundrum, and you have certainly done the right thing by calling in an electrician. Unless one pops up on this site soon, this may not be the place to get help. Try googling for sites that troubleshoot electrical problems. I know there are all sorts of advice/problem solving sites on the net for automobile repairs, so there may very well be some for electrical issues. Good luck!