I had three outlets quit working while I was out of town over New Year's weekend. One is outside and was in use - it had Christmas Lights plugged into it. The other two are in my upstairs bathrooms and were not in use; I believe they are on the same circuit. None of the three are GFCI, although I realize all of them should be.
I replaced the outside outlet today, but that did not solve the problem.
None of my breakers were tripped, but inside my breaker box I found something that looks odd to me. One of the strips where ground wires are screwed in (sorry I don't know the proper term) is blackened. Go to this page: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/stupidgringo/breakerbox.jpg to see a picture of what I'm describing.
Is this some sort of corrosion? Is this from burning? Could this be the cause of my bad outlets?
Thanks in advance for your replies.
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