How To Restore Lost Power In A Garage
I shorted out a receptacle in the garage and now the electricity does not work, how can I fix this? How to Fix Lost Power Problem in the Garage.
Electrical Problem in a Garage
- I shorted out the door opener and the receptacles in the entire garage do not work.
- While attempting to find a part number on my garage door opener components, I mistakenly blundered and did not unplug the darn thing!
- Because of this mistake I went to check circuit breaker and it did not trip.
- I then shut down the whole panel and switched a 20 amp breaker that worked with the one I thought was bad.
- Turns out that both breakers work but none of the receptacles in the garage work.
- How can I fix this problem without calling a pro?
This electrical wiring question came from: Steve, a Homeowner from Willits, California.
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Steve.
How to Restore the Power to Your Garage
Application: Troubleshooting Lost Power to a Garage.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on age of the home, the condition of the electrical system and available access to electrical components.
Precaution: Electrical troubleshooting is best performed by a licensed electrical contractor who will identify the problem and make the necessary repairs.
GFI Outlets Commonly Found In Garages
- If you are experiencing lost power in a garage there may be a tripped a GFI outlet.
- GFCI devices often protect the outlet circuit that is installed into the garage, therefore if this device trips off then garage outlets will be affected.
- Locate a GFCI outlet in the garage and push the reset button.
- Alternative locations for GFCI Outlets that may supply power to the garage:
- Laundry Room
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