Cause of No Power to an Electrical Outlet

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How to Identify and Repair Lost Power to an Outlet when there is one outlet that is not working


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How to Identify and Repair Lost Power to an Outlet

Electrical Question: I have one outlet in the house that has no power coming from it.

  • None of the circuit breakers are tripped and all other outlets work.
  • Any ideas why this could be?

Thanks.

This electrical question came from: Uriel, a Homeowner from Riverside, California.
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Additional Comments: Very useful.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Uriel.

Identify and Repair Lost Power to an Outlet

Lost Power to a Home Electrical Outlet

  • Lost power to an outlet is typically caused because there has been a lost connection with one of the circuit wires which is connected to the outlet or at a wiring splice.
  • This may be from a burnt connection to a receptacle outlet or a burnt electrical wiring splice.
  • The circuit will require careful inspection and then the necessary repairsĀ  and replacement of the outlet in order to restore the circuit power to the outlet.

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