Why Kitchen Outlets Stop Working
Why did my kitchen outlets stop working? How to Identify the Causes of Lost Power to Your Kitchen Outlets.
Causes of Lost Power to Kitchen Outlets
Electrical Wiring Question: Why did my kitchen outlets stop working?
All the electrical outlets in my kitchen went out all of a sudden.
The fan and light work. My house is about 45 years old. The original electrical wiring and circuit breaker panel has not been updated. What should I look for?
This electrical wiring question came from: Paul, a Homeowner from St. Louis, Missouri.
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Thanks for your electrical wiring question Paul.
Possible Causes of Lost Power to Kitchen Outlets
- The following electrical devices should be checked:
- Look for a tripped GFI outlet
- A tripped circuit breaker
- A blown fuse
- If your kitchen does not have a GFI outlet and the circuit breakers are all working then there may be one of the following:
- A burnt connection or electrical wiring splice in one of the outlet boxes.
- The circuit must be positively identified.
- The circuit must be turned OFF.
- Individual outlets and switches of the circuit should be examined.
- Electrical repairs to burnt wiring or splices must be replaced or repaired
- Electrical outlets with burnt or faulty wiring connections must be replaced.
Faulty electrical wiring is best identified and repaired by a licensed electrical contractor.
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