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Causes of Lost Power to Outlets

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Troubleshooting the Problem of Lost Power to Outlets: How to Locate and Repair Lost Power to Electric Outlets.

Identifying the Causes of Lost Power to Outlets

Electrical Question: I have no power in half my outlets in my kitchen.

Any suggestions what next?

This electrical wiring question came from: Patrick, a Homeowner from Bettendorf, Iowa.

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

Troubleshooting the Problem of Lost Power to Outlets

Application: Troubleshooting and Repairing Outlet Problems.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester or Volt Ohm Meter or plug-in circuit analyzer.
Estimated Time: Depends on the age of the home and the condition of the electrical wiring and access to the circuit wiring to be inspected, evaluated and repaired.
Precaution: Identify the outlet circuit at the electric panel, turn it OFF and then Tag it with a Note before performing any wiring inspections or electrical repairs. If an outlet or the electrical wiring is found to be damaged then repairs and replacement parts should be obtained with the same voltage and amperage rating.
Notice: Burnt or damaged electrical wiring and circuit components should be replaced with new electrical materials of the same voltage and amperage rating.

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