10:35AM | 04/19/04
Member Since: 04/18/04
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I have had an entire circuit that would periodically go off for a second or two and then come back on. This has recently progressed to going off for much longer times (up to an hour or more) and then back on. The circuit breaker does not trip and I have identified that it seems like the entire circuit is doing this. In fact, when the circuit was working, I tripped the breaker and it seemed to work fine. Should I replace the circuit breaker? Anything else to do or check? I started last night to check all the boxes I could to look for loose neutrals, but I started at the end of the circuit instead of the boxes closest to the breaker (since the breaker is in the garage and I had also done some work on that circuit in other rooms, I was checking those first). I will try to check all the other boxes I can in the near future, but want as much knowledge as I can. Any help would be appreciated.

Tom O

01:47PM | 04/19/04
Member Since: 09/17/02
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You probably should leave the circuit turned off until you locate the source of the trouble. My guess, like yours, is that it is a loose connection & it is not limited to the neutral.

You should check the connections in the breaker box first since you say that the entire circuit goes out. Then work your way out from there.

Loose connections can overheat, so leave the power off or get someone to attend to this problem sooner rather than later.



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