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Causes of Wall Outlets to Lose Power

Why is it that the outlets on one side of the wall have lost power while the other still has power? Why an Outlet Electrical Circuit may Lose Power.


Outlets Lost Power

Electrical Question:Why is it that the outlets on one side of the wall have lost power, while the other still has power?

Additional Comments: First time on site but, not the last.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical repair question Dwayne.
Background: Dwayne, a Student from Queens, New York, USA.

Why Some Wall Outlets May Lose Power

Application: Troubleshooting an Outlet Circuit.
Skill Level: Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester or Volt Ohm Meter.
Estimated Time: Depends on the type and age of the electrical wiring and the access to the circuits and wiring to be evaluated.
Precaution: This is a project that should be performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor and typically requires specific tests of the electrical circuits.
Notice: Repairs to Home Electrical Wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes and installing new or replacement electrical parts or equipment may require a permit and inspections.

Why an Electric Outlet Circuit has Lost Power

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