How To Identify Causes of Electrical Circuit Failures
A Checklist to Help Identify Electrical Circuit Loss – Here are some things to check when an electrical circuit looses power.
A Checklist to Help Identify Electrical Circuit Loss
I have 2 circuits in my home that will go off; but breaker does not throw, as if a loss of power.
- Ive had 2 electricians and power company try to figure it out.
- Outlets were checked & 2 breakers were replaced, new meter was installed, post in box were all checked and tightened.
- I’m still having the problem. Everyone seems to be stumped!
Any suggestions or ideas as to problem would be so helpful.
This electrical wiring question came from: C Ann, a Homeowner from KY
Thanks for your electrical wiring question C Ann.
C Ann, Here are some things to check when an electrical circuit looses power to help identify the cause:
Checklist for Identifying Causes of Electrical Circuit Loss
- When the circuit is interrupted is there a loss of both the hot and the neutral.
- Do the circuits stop working at certain time of the day.
- Is there a pattern that can be identified with the loss of power.
- Is there other electrical equipment that is related to this pattern.
- When the circuit restores power does is this event have a pattern as well.
- Are there any automated controls in the home for items such as the water heater, hot tub or similar equipment.
- Has the circuit wiring been identified and are there any junction boxes, if so have they been inspected.
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