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rosalyn

03:07PM | 06/21/06
Member Since: 06/20/06
4 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
All bathroom outlets in the house don't have power in them. However, there is still light in the bathrooms. Other outlets are ok, just the ones in the bathrooms don't work. Also, the electric breaker for the bathrooms did not trip. I tried to switch on and off all breakers but no change. Any ideas for what to look into?

Thanks!

Rosalyn

Roofus

03:19PM | 06/21/06
Member Since: 05/23/05
24 lifetime posts
You must have a GFI circuit that is been activated. GFI's are receptacles that are usually used around wet locations to prevent electrocution in wet/water/damp locations, its a safety measure. Go around the bathroom and reset all the GFI's. There is a "test" and "reset" button, push the test and then the reset button, see what happens. If it trips again or won't reset then you have a Ground Fault somewhere and probably need to call an expert.

Billhart

04:28PM | 06/21/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
Current codes require dedicated circuits for bathrooms.

However when GFCI's where first required the bathroom circuits did not have to be dedicated and GFCI's where relatively expensive.

So it was common practice to wire all bathrooms, outside receptacles, and garge receptacles on one circuit with one GFCI. So check ALL BATHROOMS and the garage receptacles for a GFCI.

And do to remodeling they may have been moved.

Someone reporting finding one in a closet.


rosalyn

04:51PM | 06/21/06
Member Since: 06/20/06
4 lifetime posts
Thank you both for your suggestions! One bathroom had a GFCI, so I tried resetting it by pressing test and then reset, but no change.

We also tried turning off the power, unscrewing the outlets and checking for loose connections inside the boxes, but all connections seem to be good.

I will look to see if I can find another GFCI outlet. Otherwise, I will have to call an electrician.

Thanks again!

Rosalyn

rosalyn

05:05PM | 06/21/06
Member Since: 06/20/06
4 lifetime posts
Actually, we tried again to reset the GFCI box and it worked this time. Now all outlets are working again! Thanks much for the help!

Rosalyn


BV001262

04:28PM | 06/08/13
Thank you for this! Exact same problemI found mine in the laundry room (although the washer dryer and everything worked nothing was plugged into it and it was in a random spot :)

BV005518

10:57AM | 08/31/14
found the outlet in the guest bathroom and all outlets in the four bathrooms are now working.
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