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deak

07:09AM | 02/05/03
Member Since: 02/04/03
6 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
My master bedroom is over top of my Living room. There are 2 wall sockets on the same wall in each room that does not work. I replace the outlet, but it did not work. I checked to see if power was coming to the line and it is not. What can I do to get power coming to both outlets?

gletiecq

07:58AM | 02/05/03
Member Since: 01/01/03
35 lifetime posts
Can you identify the general area between where power is available on the circuit and power is not available?

Greg

deak

10:42AM | 02/05/03
Member Since: 02/04/03
6 lifetime posts
I cannot, Im not sure if I even understand the question. Im not sure where the lines run to from where they are.

joed

12:10PM | 02/05/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
527 lifetime posts
Have you checked the breaker for that circuit. Is there a gfci that might be tripped.

gs99

12:11PM | 02/05/03
Member Since: 11/18/02
30 lifetime posts
To clarify the problem:

Are there four outlets (two in each room)that do not work?
Did these work OK until recently?
Did they all go bad at the same time?

Do you have an inventory of all circuits, to know what circuit these are on, and what else is on the same circuit? I assume you have this info and turned this circuit off when you replaced the outlet.

Possible problem: If these are the last four devices on the same circuit, the first one to get power (from the main panel) may have a loose connection.

When you replaced one of these outlets, you may not have worked on the closest one to the main panel.


deak

03:13AM | 02/06/03
Member Since: 02/04/03
6 lifetime posts
There are two circuits not working one in each room, on the same wall. One in my bedroom upstairs is not working on the east wall and below that room is my living room and another circuit is not working on the same east wall. I have been in the house 3 years and it never worked, now I really need them to work. Not sure if they went bad together, no history. I have no inventory of what circuit they are on and not sure whats on the same circuit. Can I fix this on my own, How?


gs99

04:31AM | 02/06/03
Member Since: 11/18/02
30 lifetime posts
If you have no information about the circuits, how do you know the problem outlets are on two different circuits?

Did you turn any circuit OFF before you replaced the outlet?

Before buying a house, part of the inspection process should be to test all outlets.

I'd suggest that you find a qualified electrician to investigate the problem.

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