02:47PM | 09/19/07
Member Since: 09/18/07
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this morning i turned on a ligth switch in one my bedrooms and and it popped the breaker. Now half the recepticals in that room and half the recepticals in the other room are not working. any one have any ideas on what this might be?


06:22PM | 09/19/07
Member Since: 01/09/07
198 lifetime posts
It's quite common in older houses to have the same breaker supply both lights and receptacles in a bedroom, and possibly other nearby rooms. So most likely the breaker that tripped controlled all of them.

Unless there is something else that you haven't explained.


11:53AM | 09/24/07
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
Breakers trip from over current. Sounds like you have fault in the light circuit or more likely the fixture.

If this is a newer home with AFCI breaker it could have been a false trip. Did you try to reset the breaker? What happened?
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