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Why a House May Not Have Electrical Power

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Troubleshoot Lost Power to a Home: Why a Home May Not Have Electrical Power, How to Reset a Main Electrical Circuit Breaker.

Home Lost Electrical Power

Electrical Question: We went to the house we are buying to check the power but it was not on.

This electrical wiring question came from Tracy, in Concord, North Carolina.
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Tracy.

Why a Home May Not Have Electrical Power

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Application: Lost Power to a Home – Testing Home Electrical System and Circuit Wiring.
Skill Level: Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Amp Meter 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 of this level is best performed by a licensed electrical contractor who will identify the problem and make the necessary repairs.

What to Check When a Home Has Lost Power

This is a great question and the answer may be one of a few possibilities described below.

Troubleshoot the Cause of Lost Power to a Home

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