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Troubleshooting a Circuit Breaker Problem?

Troubleshooting a Circuit Breaker ProblemI have a wire that comes out of the junction box in the basement that works for 3 rooms on the second floor. When hooked up, the breaker blows. However when testing ceiling lights and outlets they show power going to them, but they won't work? After removing all the bulbs, now when the wire is hooked up, it shows power to everything and the breaker stays on, but nothing works. Could it be the breaker or something not grounded? This just happened suddenly in the middle of the night.

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December 11, 20170 found this helpful
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Your breaker might have gotten damaged when something happened in the middle of the night. When the circuit blows, that is the safety feature that prevents fires. I would get a qualified electrician to fix this. If you do it incorrectly and you have a fire, insurance wont pay.

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I would consult an electrician in case it is a fire hazard.

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