Electrical Pauses to Lighting
Best get it checked out right away, rather than take a chance on a fire from arcing.
Presumeably, all the failing devices are on the same branch circuit? You can tell by switching off the breaker (or removing the fuse).
Yes you are correct in that all the affected components are on the same branch circuit. Thanks for your input.
If not then start as previously stated looking for loose connections on swithces or outlets. Try tapping on the switches or outlets and see if you can make it go on and off. Loose connections can start fires. Don't leave this. Get it fixed asap or turn off the breaker to the affected branch circuit.
You are correct that everything is affected on the circuit at the same time. This evening, all lights on the circuit would not work for a period of 15 minutes. Per your suggestion, took a look at the panel. Breaker is pushed in tightly. The wire from the breaker appears tight. Looking at one of the neutral wires on the bus, one of the wires is burnt at the connection (plastic housing around the wire is burnt back about 1 inch). Not sure if this neutral wire if for the affected circuit (dark outside and did not want to mess around with the wires in the dark to try and trace).
One other question for you/audience, given my limited knowledge in this area. Can the circuit breaker itself gradually give out over time or does it either work or not. Just trying to determine if it makes sense to change the 15amp ciruit breaker.
Probably time to call the electrician. Any other feedback would be appreciated.