Identifying Problems With an Electrical Circuit
How to Deal with Potential Electrical Problems: I have a whole circuit that goes out and then comes back on after about three hours
Potential Problems Require Qualified Electricians
Electrical Question: I have a whole circuit that goes out and then comes back on after about three hours.
- It has three lights two bathroom exhaust fans a ceiling fan and two wall plugs their is two three way switches and four single pole switches.
- It does not through the breaker it just goes off and then comes back on after a while as if it is getting hot but the fan is usually the only thing on.
This electrical wiring question came from: Gary, a Handyman from Sachse,Texas.
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Gary.
Home Electrical Problems
Skill Level: Advanced – a Licensed Electrical Contractor should be consulted.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Ammeter 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 qualified electrical contractor.
Causes of Home Electrical Problems
- This could be a dangerous condition which should be inspected by a qualified electrician.
- An experienced electrician will carefully inspect the electrical panel and circuit breaker, wire connections at junction boxes and devices that may be connected to this circuit to find out what the problem is.
- Having this looked at right away may prevent the problem from getting worse.
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