What could be wrong if you turn on a circuit breaker after working on the circuit and the breaker does not trip but there is no power to the circuit?

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reset your breaker...... make sure it is pushed completely to the off position. then turn it back to on. ...... Or, it may be tripping with your wiring job.


Maybe either the hot or the neutral is still disconnected from the circuit? Or, maybe, within a socket outlet you want to use that is on that circuit, either the hot or the neutral wire is not properly connected into its terminal in the socket outlet?


As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed.

Before you do any work yourself,
on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances,
always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized

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