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By Dave Rongey
Summary: Electrical Power Question: I live in a small house my brother is renovating and we have had storms, the result of tropical storm Fay.
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Electrical Power Question:
I live in a small house my brother is renovating and we have had storms, the result of a tropical storm.
I have lost power in only one part of the house, the laundry and side wall of the kitchen. Everything else is fine.
I have turned off then on the switch in the fuse box, but nothing.
What else can it be? How can I fix?
Thank you- Tracy.
Hi Tracy - Great Question!
It sounds like you lost power to half or your electrical service entering the home electrical panel or one part of the electrical system has failed either at the panel or somewhere in the circuit that feeds the areas you have mentioned.
A testing process of elimination needs to be performed:
The circuit breakers in the panel need to be checked to see if power is passing through each breaker.
Breaker handles need to be fully switched into the off position, then back to the on position.
Checks inside the home on the affected circuits would need to be performed by a knowledgeable electrician who would inspect the devices and wiring of this circuit where the problem would be identified.
Let me know if this helps.