Electrical Repair Questions? Ask an Electrician for Answers ASAP
Hi, I'm Mike and I'll be glad to assist you. OK, could you give me a little more information? Are they GFCI? Do you have a 2 wire voltage tester? Did you check the breakers? Do you know what circuit they are on?
In the basement or garage, do you have a GFCI receptacle? If yes, did you check it for a trip?
Not having a response form you, I'll need to leave the Chat and switch to the Q&A format. We can continue via email.
I have checked all GFCI outlets and none of them are tripped or red. The circuit breaker label indicates that the breaker also supplies electricity to the garage and door opener. The garage door opener works fine; however, none of the outlets in the garage and none of the outlets outside work. I checked this by plugging an electrical device into each outlet.
The only other thing that I noticed was a small blinking LED on the electrical meter; don't know if that is related or not.
In the circuit box there is also one breaker that is unlabelled. When that breaker is turned of nothing seems to be affected. Could this be a spare?
I tried the lamp test with every affected outlet and nothing happened. All of the outside lights work; it's just the outlets that are causing problems.
After shutting off the power, I removed the face of the electricity panel. I could see no loose wires.
You mentioned that the problem is between the first dead outlet and what ever is just ahead of it. How do I determine what is ahead of the first dead outlet? I removed the cover on the first outlet and the wires look fine.
There are two outlets next to the door leading into the garage and a light switch. The switch works fine; however the two outlets closest to the light switch do not work nor do any other outlets in the garage work except the ones that the automatic door openers are plugged into. The outlets that the garage door openers are plugged into were placed in the ceiling; the other outlets in the garage that do not work are on the wall.
Additionally, all other light switches and outlets in that particular room work just fine.