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If power is out in one room of the house but the breaker was not tripped what could be the problem?


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2015-07-15 18:55:23
2015-07-15 18:55:23

Check the connections to all the receptacles. On a spur, it's possible that one wire slipped off and then that breaks the circuit, not likely on a ring circuit. It is also possible that you have a GFCI (ELCB UK) in the run that might be tripped and that could bring the run down as well. Of course, the breaker might have tripped and the toggle not flipped over; try manually tripping and resetting it.


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