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Stacers

11:39AM | 10/27/04
Member Since: 10/26/04
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Help Please.... I do not know much about wiring and this is the first time trying something like this...

I was arranging furniture and plugged a lamp in to a new outlet which shorted out 3 other outlets and the lights above (1/2 the room, most on one wall but one across the room). I checked the breaker box and nothing had been tripped. I switched the reset button and that did not help either. I have used the lamp in another outlets and have used other things in this outlet. Is this normal? Can an outlet trip many things with out tripping the circut breaker? Is this something I can fix?

Thank you :)

bravey

12:41PM | 10/28/04
Member Since: 06/23/04
161 lifetime posts
First make sure that you are resetting the breaker properly. Some tripped breakers require that the lever be turned to the full OFF position to "****" the mechanism and then switch to the ON position.

If there are additional outlets or lights on the same circuit that still have power, the problem could be at the outlet or in the wall. If all the outlets and lights are dead the problem could still be at the outlet or at the panel. If this is the case, it is probably advisable that you hire an electrician or someone with a good understanding of electrical systems.

Then again it could be poltergeists. Call en exorcist.

Good Luck

bravey

12:48PM | 10/28/04
Member Since: 06/23/04
161 lifetime posts
REPOST since the web site automatically censors certain words.

First make sure that you are resetting the breaker properly. Some tripped breakers require that the lever be turned to the full OFF position to set the mechanism and then switch to the ON position.

If there are additional outlets or lights on the same circuit that still have power, the problem could be at the outlet or in the wall. If all the outlets and lights are dead the problem could still be at the outlet or at the panel. If this is the case, it is probably advisable that you hire an electrician or someone with a good understanding of electrical systems.

Then again it could be poltergeists. Call an exorcist.

Good Luck

Stacers

10:59AM | 10/29/04
Member Since: 10/26/04
2 lifetime posts
It seems to be the entire wall with one other outlet on the other side of the room affected too...I only have a reset button to push for the breaker box but reset it again.

It seems an electrician is the first move, unless you know any ghost busters :-) Thanks for the info. At least now I wont look like a silly woman.
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