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They're either connected to a tripped/faulty GFCI, or you have a loose hot wire somwhere in the circuit.

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Q: All of the outlets in one room in your basement quit working none of the breakers are tripped what might cause this and how can it be repaired?
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Why would 2 house outlets and the garage be without power yet no breakers are tripped and how do you fix it?

It's probably a bad connection inside one of the outlet boxes or possibly a tripped GFI.


How do you find a triped circuit?

Check the circuit panel / breaker box. The tripped breaker should be partway between 'OFF' and 'ON'. If nothing else, turn the breakers off then on, one at a time and when the tripped breaker is reset, the circuit should be live again. Also check GFI outlets. If one is in fault condition, it will need to be reset. If the tripped GFI outlet is protecting other outlets, they will come back when the tripped GFI is reset. These sockets seem to hide in many cases... Behind microwave ovens for example or refrigerators.


Do some electrical breakers when they are tripped go into the off position instead of the normal tripped position I have a cutler hammer breaker that tripped but is in the off position?

Some breakers can trip totally off. If the breaker is continually turning off without a wiring issue, then the breaker could be going bad.


What do tripped circuts breakers and blown fuses indicate?

Overload- the circuit was carrying too much current.


How do you find a tripped circuit?

it will be dead when others are not there is usually some way to see that the breaker is tripped or the fuse is blown another reason fuses are safer sometimes with circuit breakers its hard to tell a tripped one from one that has been turned off


Why won't two GFCI protection outlets located inside the garage reset after you power washed the outside of the house?

There is probably water in an outside outlet. GFCI outlets monitor the neutral wire, and any moister it detects will cause it to trip out. Also the outlets themselves could have been damaged and need replaceing. The circuit breakers might also be tripped, the GFCI outlet is designed to not reset unless there is power from the breaker. Hope this helps.


How can you tell if a home fuse is open?

Usually there will be lights or equipment in the house that will not operate. If all of the branch circuit breakers or fuses have not tripped or blown the only conclusion left is that the main breaker or fuse has tripped or blown.


When the test button is pressed on a gfci outlet it sparks and trips two breakers in the main panel What could be the problem?

The test button should only trip the GFCI. The fact that it is tripping two breakers indicates that somehow both breakers are feeding your GFCI circuit. I have seen this when there was a wiring error and two circuits were joined in an outlet that was connected to a breaker and through the GFCI outlet. To troubleshoot determine which outlets are effected when both breakers are off. Pull outlet from box and if there are two feeds remove one from outlet and run a toner on wire left on outlet to panel and one off outlet to panel. The GFCI could block the toner so if one side of the outlet does not tone back to panel check at GFCI. There must be two paths to your electric panel for the two breakers to trip and the GFCI may be faulty as well. Another way to check is to have the GFCI reset and both breakers on. Check each outlet that you have identified as being on GFCI noting that they can be in different rooms. With all outlets working turn off one of the tripped breakers. See if any outlets so off. If not turn off the other breaker and turn on the first breaker. If power is still present then the outlets are being fed by both breakers.


How do you know if the circuit breakers are damaged when an electrical shock just happened?

If the breaker is damaged it will not reset to the on position. It will stay in the tripped position.


How are fuses or circuit breakers connected with other elements in the circuit?

They are in series with the load so that if tripped no current will flow to any connected device.


What is the correct spelling of tripped?

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How can you shut off the service engine soon light on a 2002 Nissan Altima 25s?

By having the problem that tripped the light repaired.


If your wall receptacle has tripped but not at the circuit breaker how can this problem be repaired?

If it's a GFCI receptacle and the button is not resetting then change the GFCI outlet.


Outlet stopped working and it is not a GFCI?

First, check the circuit breakers; make sure they are all ON. Find out if any other outlets on the same breaker are working; it's always possible that a breaker is faulty. If the breaker is on and everything else on the circuit is working, it could be as simple as a poor connection inside the outlet. Also even though the outlet is not a GFCI, it may be fed from a GFCI outlet. Check near by outlets to see if any are GFCI and are tripped.


What safety switch is used to break the flow of electricity when a circuit becomes overloaded?

Circuit breakers are designed to automatically and manually interrupt circuits. When circuit breakers automatically actuate they are said to have 'tripped.' Also user operators can shut down circuits through individual breakers or the entire system through a master breaker.


What could the problem be if your outlet was working fine yesterday and today it doesn't and you have checked the power box and it does not appear to be tripped?

Has anyone done electrical work recently? If so, a connection came loose or was wired incorrectly. If not, ...same thing....a wire either came loose, burned in half, etc. Or the receptacle went bad (they can and will fail occasionally). Breakers go bad too if tripped a lot. Breakers can sometimes trip and not appear to be tripped as well (especially if they're old). Try cycling the breaker off and on.


Why would outside electrical outlets work prior to a power outage then not work when power was restored?

It may have tripped a spark gap or GFCI breaker.


Do you have to pin breakers together when sharing the neutral on branch circuits?

Pinning breakers is becoming a thing of the past. This is due to the manufacturing of two pole breakers with one common trip reset handle. The electrical code states that on a 240 volt breaker if one leg trips the other leg must be disconnected from the supply also. This is a safety factor so that if they weren't tied together and one leg tripped the other half of the breaker would remain "hot". Any one working on that circuit in the tripped position could get a nasty shock from the un-tripped leg. Pinning the breakers on 240 volts was done because it was convenient to use single pole breakers in the distribution panel. To abide by the code the two single pole breakers were common tied together. When the branch circuits share a neutral to a common box they have to be common tied for the same reason above. This type of circuit is found on kitchen counter receptacles. Two separate circuits that share a neutral and go to separate junction boxes do not need the breakers tied.


Do circuit breakers and fuses work the same way as switches?

Yes and No. Circuit breakers, fuses, and switches all interrupt power flow when opened. Circuit breakers and fuses are current limiting devices that are designed to protect the wiring. They typically are tripped, or blown which automatically causes the circuit to be opened. Circuit breakers and fuses should not be used as switches. Switches are designed to only interrupt power flow.


How do you find a home short circuit?

I touched a hot wire in an electrical box with a screwdriver and at the same time touched the box. There is no current now in the hot wire and no circuit breakers tripped, I cycled all the breakers in the box and the current is still not coming back to this box.


What do tripped circuit breakers and blown fuses indicate?

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.


No power to some of our electrical outlets in kitchen and bathroom?

You need to check the main fuse box, it is likely that one of your fuses on the kitchen/bathroom circuit has tripped or blown.


How do you reset factory tripped check engine light?

There are pages and pages of things that can cause a check engine light. You need to have it checked with a scantool. Then the code can be diagnosed and repaired.


Why will jacuzzi not work?

Need a little more to go on. What is not happening? Is the Jacuzzi a portable unit? Is it not heating? Is it not pumping water? Are the jets not working? Is it plugged in? Are the circuit breakers tripped? Is there a reste button? Ken


Why would all three outlets in a bedroom and the bathroom light lose power even if the breaker is reset?

Wires could be disconnected from the main fuse box. Check to see if you have any Ground Fault Outlets installed and ensure that all have been reset. It sounds like they may all be on one circuit and if so, You need to check that all outlets nad light fixtures have good connections and are tight. Its possible that you have a GFI outlet in bathroom that is tripped or is bad the bedroom outlets are possibly wired to same circuit It just may be that the fault that tripped the breaker also broke the circuit to the other points. Look into the boxes of the outlets and switches. If there was a fault you may see carbon where an arc broke a wire to the remaining points in the string.