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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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Q: 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?
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