Outlets Loose Power Due to Space Heater
How Large Appliances Could Cause Electrical Circuit Damage and Failure: The wiring will need to be identified and reconnected with approved insulated connectors.
Repairing Burnt Wires Best Performed By Qualified Electrician
Electrical Question: My outlet burnt out from a space heater and now the outlets and everything else connected to it has lost power and will not come on, including the steam heater.
- I even changed the breakers and cut the burnt wire.
- When I cut the white wire it tripped the circuit breaker but when I tap the black and white wire together it does nothing.
This electrical wiring question came from: Donte, a Contractor from Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Donte.
How Large Appliances Could Cause Electrical Circuit Damage and Failure
Repairing Burnt Electrical Wires
- Large appliances require a great deal of electricity and often they require a dedicated circuit.
- When a large appliance is plugged into a shared circuit it could be a problem especially with older homes and electrical wiring and circuit components.
- The problem with the outlet circuit mentioned in this question was indeed due to the space heater, however the repair was not performed correctly.
- The wiring will need to be identified and reconnected with approved insulated connectors.
- Burnt or damaged electrical wiring must be replaced or restored to maintain circuit integrity.
- This is best performed by a qualified licensed electrical contractor.
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