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Why Outlets and Lights Lost Power

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How Can I find out why my lights and outlets do not work? How to Discover Why Outlets and Lights Have Lost Power.

Outlets and Lights Lost Power

Electrical Question: Gordie in California asks: How Can I find out why my lights and outlets do not work?

This electrical wiring question came from: Gordie, a Handyman from Coarsegold, California.

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

How to Discover Why Outlets and Lights Have Lost Power

Application: Troubleshooting the Cause of Lost Power to Lights and Outlets.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed ny a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with hand tools and electrical troubleshooting skills.
Precaution: Identify the circuit, turn it OFF and then Tag it with a Note before performing any wiring or inspections. Electrical troubleshooting is best performed by a qualified electrical contractor.

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