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Why Part of a Home Lost Power

What will cause lost electric power to part of our home? Electrical Problems that Could Cause a Home to Not Have Full Electrical Power or Abnormal Power.

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Lost Power to Part of a Home
Electrical Question #1: What will cause lost electric power to part of our home?
Example #1: We lost power to parts of our home. The ceiling light does not work, and the light over sink does not work, and a wall outlet does not work.

Related Question: All my breakers are on but I don’t have power in all of the house.

We have lost power to part of our home. The electrical power goes out in a large section of my house, leaving the living room, the refrigerator and microwave still with power.

Related Question: After a power failure, when power came back on certain things will not work.

This electrical wiring question came from Henry, a Homeowner in Green Lane, Pennsylvania.

Dave’s Reply:
Thank you for your Electrical Questions.

Troubleshooting Lost Power to Areas of a Home


Application: Lost Power, Half Power, Testing Home Electrical System and Circuit Wiring.
Skill Level: Advanced – a Licensed Electrical Contractor should be consulted right away.
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 licensed electrical contractor who will identify the problem and make the necessary repairs.

Electrical Problems that Could Cause a Home to Not Have Full Electrical Power

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