Troubleshooting Electrical Circuit Problems?

So at 2:30 this morning I woke up to no power. I have had power to two rooms, but the rest of the house is dead. I've unplugged just about everything in the house and lights came back on in the other rooms and the refrigerator came on. They stayed on for about 30 minutes and the power went back out again.


The electric company has been here. I have full power to the house from the line, but none in the house. I have taken the cover off of the breaker panel and all breakers are cold no wires loose no breakers tripped. My question is what is causing this, how do I track it down, and how do I fix it. I have limited funds; I have no job. Somebody please help me I have seven kids that live with me and I need power for them.

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August 31, 20180 found this helpful

Maybe your breaker is overloaded. Have you added anything new electronically in your home? If funds are a problem, maybe you could ask around and find someone who is knowledgeable about these things.


Electricity is dangerous if you dont know what you are doing.

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August 31, 20180 found this helpful

So sorry to hear of your troubles. Sending up prayers!

Electricity is nothing to mess with.

I would recommend getting an expert from your community in ASAP--ask friends and relatives if they have an electrician they trust. If they don't know anyone, ask people from your church, your kid's school or daycare.

I would also ask your electric company (they should have an emergency number) to see if they can recommend someone who works with people with low income.


I know our local light company has a variety of programs for low income people...many of which you have to apply for (so again it may help you in the future)--but ask as every company is different.

You could also ask if the person could do work on a sliding scale or deferred payment plan.

There is a federal program if you need extensive repairs, called the LIEHP program where you may be able to apply fixing the issue.

I am attaching a don't know if they have emergency services--but again ask!

Wishing you all the best! Please unless you are super handy, don't mess with electricity on your own!

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