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Why The Oven Makes The House Power Go Back On

How to Identify the Cause of Lost Power to the House: Indications of a Potentially Serious Electrical Problem – Problems such as this may include damage to the internal electrical panel and possibly the electrical wiring and components.

Identifying the Cause of Partial Electrical Power
Home Electrical Question: My friends electricity shuts off some times and none of the beakers have tripped off.

This Electrical Troubleshooting Question came from: Dominic, a Other from Phoenix Arizona.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your Electrical Repair Question Dominic.

How to Identify the Cause of Lost Power to the House

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.

Indications of a Potentially Serious Electrical Problem

  1. This is typically an indication that the electrical service has lost one leg of the power.
  2. The 240 volt electric oven simply back feeds the lost power leg with limited power through the oven heating element.
  3. The location of the problem will need to be identified by a qualified electrical contractor.
  4. Voltage tests, inspections, and the required repairs will then need to performed.
  5. Problems such as this may include damage to the internal electrical panel and possibly the electrical wiring and components.

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This home electrical repairs question came from: Michele, from Claymont, Delaware.

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