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How to Identify the Cause of Lost Power


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Why have I lost power to my lights and outlets? How to Identify the Cause of Lost Electrical Power, Common Problems that Cause a Tripped Circuit Breaker or Lost Power.

Troubleshooting Lost Power

Electrical Question: Why have I lost power to my lights and outlets?

This electrical question came from: Ken, from Rochester, New York.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Ken.

How to Find the Cause of Lost Electrical Power

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Application: Electrical Troubleshooting Lost Power for 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 components and 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.

Common Problems that Cause a Tripped Circuit Breaker or Lost Power

The following information will help the homeowner understand the probable causes of lost power, and describes the process an electrician will perform to identify the problem.

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