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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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2015-07-14 16:08:56
2015-07-14 16:08:56

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


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

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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.

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

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Overload- the circuit was carrying too much current.

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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

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