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How to Repair a Kitchen Circuit that is Not Working

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Summary: Electrical Circuits Question: My panel has a main breaker at the top. But at the bottom it has a breaker that controls the electricity in my basement and the kitchen.

Why a Kitchen Circuit is Not Working

Why a kitchen circuit is not working

My panel has a main breaker at the top. But at the bottom it has a breaker that controls the electricity in my basement and the kitchen.

I left the main on and I turned the bottom breaker off to work on my oven and only later saw that it is labeled service disconnect.

When I turned the service disconnect back to On nothing happened. I've lost power in the kitchen and basement. Is there a simple fix?


Hi Pat - Great Electrical Repair Question!
Be extremely careful when working on any wiring, especially oven circuits. ALWAYS use a Voltage Tester to make sure the circuit is OFF. The controlling circuit breaker may have Tripped Off and require a full reset where the breaker handle needs to be pushed all the way OFF then back into the On position for a full reset

If the breaker continues to trip then there is a fault on the circuit which needs to be discovered and corrected.


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