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Weather Related Home Electrical Problems

Common Problems that Cause Lost Power or No Power from a Circuit: How to Troubleshoot the Cause of Home Electrical Failures.


Electrical Problems That May Be Weather Related

Electrical Question: I woke up this morning with no power in my upstairs which is fed by one circuit breaker.

  • ¬†Half of my basement had power, which was on a different breaker, and my living room which is on a third breaker.
  • The breakers were not tripped, they were showing they were supplying power but no power was present.
  • I tried replacing the breaker and did not work. I also moved the breaker down a spot which had been working and it did nothing. But when I put the breaker back in the original spot and with a little bit of wiggling all three breakers turned on at same time.The three breakers were not next to each other on the panel.
  • It has been raining pretty good here in Minnesota. Could my attic fan upstairs have shorted out or tripped the fan motor breaker with out popping the breakers down stairs and yet killing the power on the same breaker?

This electrical troubleshooting question came from: Lucas, from Jackson , Minnesota.

Dave the Electrician’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Lucas.

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How to Troubleshoot the Cause of Home Electrical Failures
Weather changes, heat and moisture can create problems with electrical circuits and could contribute to bad electrical connections.

Common Problems that Cause Lost Power or No Power from a Circuit

  • Circuit That Lost Power
    When multiple circuits are affected then this is a key indication that the main electrical service will need to be examined and tested by a professional electrician.
  • Tracking Down Power Failures
    There are several problems that may be related to partial electrical service or power failures which require experienced troubleshooting skills and a lot of precautions.
  • Electrical Panel Problems
    In some cases the power to the affected circuits may return, however if the problem was due to a deteriorating condition at the home electrical panel then the problems will not doubt return and often times get worse which can lead to an expensive repair job.
  • Storms and Electric Utility Power
    In some cases a recent storm may have affected the main utility grid power and your home power, so it would be best to call the electrical utility service provider and explain the problems that you are experiencing and request that they come out and check the utility side of the home electrical service.

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2 Responses to “Weather Related Home Electrical Problems”
  1. Valburt - Walthamstow Electrician says:

    Make sure to have your local electrician to check your control panel, circuit breaker and wiring. That way the problem will be solved first time. http://springbankelectrical.co.uk/category/electrician/

    • Dave Rongey says:

      Absolutely True!
      Checking Control Panel Circuit Breaker Wiring
      Thank You for your insight Valburt, it is good to hear from our Electrical Friends there in the U.K..
      A link from your website would be very appreciated as well!
      Dave

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