If three electical outlets do not work and the circuit breaker is fine with no blown fuses what should you check next to try to fix the problem?
Is everything on that circuit breaker not working? Breakers will go bad sometimes.
Get yourself an inexpensive receptacle tester (~$4.00 at hardware stores) and test each outlet. It looks like a plug with 3-4 lights on the end. It will diagnose simple problems (no hot, no ground, no neutral, reversed wires) and can aid in diagnosis.
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Answer . \nI had the same problem with our 1998 Pontiac GP. Both windows suddenly failed to operate. Checked the circuit breaker, that was fine. Could not find any other ty…pe of fuse related to the windows. The answer? The electrical pigtail that should have been plugged into the two window operating switches on the drivers side door had come loose. Once reconnected, all was well. (To access the wiring, just GENTLY pry up the switch panel from the bottom - below the two window switches.)
What should you do if none of the outlets in the upstairs bathrooms work and you checked the circuit breaker and clicked the reset button?
Answer . \nIT IS IN THE WIREING SOMEWHERE. YOU NEED TO HAVE SOMEONE CHECK ALL OF THE WIRING TO MAKE SURE NOTHING HAS COME LOOSE OR BEEN CUT IN HALF.
Is there a fuse you should check under the hood on a 2000 MPV if the 15amp fuse for the cigarette lighter is not blown but the outlet stopped working?
am also looking for an answer to this, now my 15 amp fuse is blown and the car won't start. someone said if you have an after market stereo to start with the wiring behind the… stero ...does anyone have any idea what the connection is here?. It's possible the fuse is not making good contact because of corrosion. Taking it out and cleaning the contacts with steel wool or similar may make it work.. I have a vague memory of this being discussed in mpvclub.com. I think it's some other fuse. IIRC visually look at almost all the fuses inside and if you find a bad one change it, and that does it. Try it anyway I'm not 100% sure it's been so long.
Your signal lights does not work checked fuse and is not the problem what and where should you check next you have a 1990 buick lesabre?
Answer . there could be a bad ground for the lights, or there is a short somewhere between your fuse panel and your light
remove the large plastic shield under the steering wheel-something like 8 screws. The blinker is near the steering column.
I have a 2000 Oldsmobile bravada and there is an intermittent blinker sound that comes on now and again. The lights seem to work fine. Is it a problem with the circuit breaker or a fuse perhaps?
i had the same problem, sounded like the flasher was clicking. turns out it was the multi-function switch (turn signal/cruise ctrl/highbeam/washer switch). it was about 300 bu…cks to have replaced. couldn't do it myself.
Your Fuse for the drivers side tail light is blown and now the radio won't work and you have blown 8 fuses trying to fix it?
Answer . Year make model would help but heres a guess. You have a short on the wiring. The most common area is the tail light socket. If it's a light that is in the trun…k lid check the harness where the wire goes from the body to the trunk lid as the wire tends to flex there a lot & break.
What should you check when your 1990 Chevy lumina stereo does not work and the fuse isn't blown out?
There may be a wire loose, is anything hanging down behind the stereo?
Both devices are safety measures for the electrical circuit. The home fuse is a glass affair with a burnable core. If the core melts, the circuit opens. The circuit breaker… does the same thing, but is a "reset" device, meaning that it can be used over and over again. The fuse is replaceable, but not "reset-able." Both systems are used in modern homes, but the fuse system is being replaced by the circuit breaker system.
A fuse and a breaker are two separate over current devices, independent of each other. There are no fuses in a circuit breaker.
to protect the circuit
What is a reusable circuit protector a circuit breaker - a fuse - a 10 gauge copper wire or a three prong outlet?
A circuit breaker is the only reusable circuit protector in thatlist. A fuse is also circuit protection, but it is not reusable. A length of wire can work like a fuse in som…e applications, such asfeeding transformers on poles, but the wire would have to be smallenough of a gauge to be able to burn out when overloaded. However,the wire would need replaced after an overload. A three prong outlet is for protecting humans, not circuits. Theground wire is for providing a low impedance fault current pathback to the breaker to trip the faulted circuit's breaker (orfuse). The opening of the circuit will prevent a possible fire.However, a three prong outlet doesn't actually provide theprotection of tripping the circuit.
What if your bathrooms outlets are not working 4 outlets but the circuit breaker is not fliped How do you figure out what the problem is?
Your bathroom outlets might be connected to a GFCI Outlet. The Ground Fault Circuit Intercept outlet prevents you from electrocuting yourself in the odd chance that you drop a…n electrical appliance into the water of the bath tub while you're in it. Look around and see if there's one outlet with 2 buttons on it labeled Test and Reset and if you find one hit the Reset button and see if the other outlets start working.
You don't explain the phrase "seem to be blown". If the outlet appears to be burnt and the breaker didn't blow this is reason for concern. If it happens to be a GFCI outlet, i…t could trip without the breaker tripping since it is looking for a ground fault and not a current surge. If there is just no power to outlet and breaker is on and working then you have a wiring problem; or the outlet could be controlled by a switch that is off. All these things have happened in more than one case.
As far as a fuse like in a car or even larger versions of the fuses in a car you should be able to see inside the little wire; if the fuse has burnt amd is split in two parts …the fuse has been broken. In a circuit breaker it works a little differently, instead of burning out and needing to be replaced, the breaker will "trip" this means there is too much current being drawn through the circuit and the setup cannot handle it. A breaker instead will click to the off position and the switch will flip from on to off. These are much easier to locate than a burnt fuse because in a breaker box usually all the switches are turned to on and in the same direction, so the one breaker that did trip will be pointed in the opposite direction. Simply flip the switch from off to on and its been reset. If the breaker keeps tripping then there is either a short or you have too many loads (appliances) running on that circuit, for instance a power strip with 6 things plugged into it all running at the same time.
Blown fuses indicate overload in the electrical circuit. Possible short-circuit or higher input voltage. Tripped circuit breakers I guess means: A residual-current device… ( RCD ), similar to a residual current circuit breaker ( RCCB ) which is used for breaking the circuit when electric current pass through a man or could cause fire/burning in the/near the electrical sockets.
Both work on the principal of overheating a circuit caused by an overload or short. When a circuit is overheated because of to many amps being used on the circuit or a short,… a fuse has a thin wire which gets very hot an pops (separates) the circuit and everything turns off. A circuit breaker when overheated has a switch that trips disconnecting the circuit. Unlike the fuse, which is replaced, a circuit breaker can be reset. Note: Before you can use the circuit, the problem that caused the fuse to pop or the breaker to trip must be solved. You may have to go through many fuses before it is found. Start by unplugging a electrical devices on the circuit.