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What to do when the outlets on one wall do not work

Bedroom Lost Power: All of a sudden, all the outlets on one wall of an upstairs bedroom don’t work. We’ve checked the breaker box….


Outlets On One Wall Do Not Work

Electrical Question: All of a sudden, all the outlets on one wall of an upstairs bedroom don’t work.

  • We’ve checked the breaker box and everything looks fine.
  • We flipped the breaker switches off and on and still nothing happens . All the other outlets in the house work.

What should I do?

This electrical question came from: Vivienne, from bow, New Hampshire

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Vivienne

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2 Responses to “What to do when the outlets on one wall do not work”
  1. Maureen James says:

    Dear Sir,
    Could you help me please. All of my lower sockets are not working. The lights on the walls are okay, and under the stairs. The box keeps tripping. Any advice much appreciated.

    Kind regards,

    Maureen James

    • Dave Rongey says:

      Hi Maureen,
      The basic process of electrical troubleshooting to help identify a problem within an electric circuit:
      The devices and the electric wiring of the tripping circuit will need to be examined to reveal the fault. I typically begin by disconnecting anything from the circuit to see if I can isolate the problem with a particular device or equipment. Next proceed by checking for anything that has been changed within the circuit, such as a new or additional device that may have been added. Next, check for devices that are located in areas vulnerable to environmental factors such as moisture which can trip off GFCI protection devices.

      Once the fault has been identified within the circuit then the necessary electrical repairs are to be applied to restore the circuit integrity and ensure safety.

      I hope this helps,
      Dave

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