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bubba04

07:02PM | 01/19/08
Member Since: 01/18/08
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I lost power to my entire 2nd and third floors.I still have power to basement and first floor.Its looks as if everything on fuse #2,#4,#5,#6 are what has stopped getting power.Where should i start looking and what may i find? thank you for any help

doug seibert

04:01AM | 01/20/08
Member Since: 08/10/02
842 lifetime posts
The fuse panel usually has additional Main Cartridge Fuses that are located in a Pull-Out Disconnect.......

ONE of the cartridge fuses is probably open.....You can remove and check them with a continuity tester or Ohm/xR scale on a Multimeter........Replace defective fuse.....

"...measure once.....cut twice....throw that one away and cut a new one...."

bubba04

11:51AM | 01/20/08
Member Since: 01/18/08
2 lifetime posts
Just to be sure I replaced evey fuse in the panel and still now power.I it possible that there is a problem within the panel its self,and if so how do check thankyou

doug seibert

02:37PM | 01/20/08
Member Since: 08/10/02
842 lifetime posts
Of course it's possible for the panel to have a defect.......

It's also possible for the POCO to loose a line.......

what is happening to any 220 volt load ?

IF YOU HAVE REPLACED THE CARTRIDGE FUSES.......short-Cigar-shaped fuses in a pull-out holder........and are still without power it's time to call for an electrician........

"...measure once.....cut twice....throw that one away and cut a new one...."


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