Causes of Electrical Power Problems


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

I lost power to part of my house, what could be the problem? Common Causes of Lost Power or No Circuit Power, How to Troubleshoot the Cause of Home Electrical Circuit Problems.

Troubleshooting Electrical Problems

Electrical Question: I lost power to part of my house, what could be the problem?

This electrical troubleshooting question came from: Lucas, from Jackson , Minnesota.

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

Home Electrical Power Problems

Application: Troubleshooting – Testing Electrical Circuit Wiring.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester or Continuity Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on experience and level of problem solving skills.
Precaution: Testing live wires is dangerous and should be done by an experienced individual only. Testing using a continuity tester should only be made after the circuit has been identified and turned OFF and Tagged.

Common Problems that Cause Lost Power or No Circuit Power

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2 Responses to “Causes of Electrical Power Problems”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Absolutely True!
    Checking Control Panel Circuit Breaker Wiring
    Thank You for your insight Valburt, it is good to hear from our Electrical Friends there in the U.K..
    A link from your website would be very appreciated as well!
    Dave

  2. Valburt - Walthamstow Electrician says:

    Make sure to have your local electrician to check your control panel, circuit breaker and wiring. That way the problem will be solved first time. http://springbankelectrical.co.uk/category/electrician/