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Electrical Troubleshooting after a Power Outage

How to Reset Electric Power after a Power Outage: How to Reset Circuit Breakers and GFCI Outlets, Reset Tripped Circuit Breakers, Reset Tripped GFCI Outlets, Test and Reset GFCI Devices.

Circuit Power Problems after a Power Outage
Electrical Question: We had a power outage and after the power returned my main bathroom light switch and exhaust fan will not work.

I am stumped, please advise.

This electrical question came from: Jay, from Calgary, Canada.

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

Restoring Electrical Circuit Power After a Power Outage

Application: Lost Power after an Electrical Power Outage.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools a Voltage Tester or Plug-In Circuit Analyzer.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools, the extent of the electrical repairs, the number of outlets that are affected and access to each location.
Precaution: Identify the GFCI outlet circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.

How to Reset Circuit Breakers and GFCI Outlets

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