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Causes of Wall Outlets to Lose Power
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Here are the Causes of why an Outlet Electrical Circuit may Lose Power – The reason why part of the outlet circuit works while another part loses power is mainly due to a problem where the circuit wiring has experienced a separation with the circuit wiring.
Why Some Wall Outlets May Lose Power
Electrical Question:Why is it that the outlets on one side of the wall have lost power, while the other still has power?
- This wall stretches from the kitchen to the living room.
Additional Comments: First time on site but, not the last.
Thanks for your electrical repair question Dwayne.
Background: Dwayne, a Student from Queens, NY-USA
Here are the Causes of why an Outlet Electrical Circuit may Lose Power
- The reason why part of the outlet circuit works while another part loses power is mainly due to a problem where the circuit wiring has experienced a separation with the circuit wiring.
- The cause may be found at the last outlet where the power was normal.
- The problem may be with a burnt connection of the wring to the outlet, or a splice that has burnt apart.
- The circuit must be identified and turned off before any service is performed.
- Problems with outlet circuit wiring such as this is best identified and repaired by a qualified electrical contractor.
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