Electrical Repair Questions? Ask an Electrician for Answers ASAP
I have someone coming over late this afternoon and yes he will have a wire tester. He has already used the 2 lead voltage tester and all the switches and plugs that I mentioned had no power. but the main circuit breakers all had power
Ok, if you have a tester, this is what you need to do in order to determine what is missing on the circuit.Either white (neutral) or black (hot) can kill a circuit, and knowing which one helps when finding the problem location.Normally the problem is in the last good recptacle close by the non working ones or in the first receptacle not working.Any wire that is loose on the receptacle will kill the remainder of the circuit.Also, any wires under a wire nut that has become loose, can cause the same issue.With only 3 items out, I would be looking hard at the receptacles and connections on the ones not working, AND any that are close by and working. Receptacles have one lead in with power and one lead out, so it can be working, but not allowing power to the next one.Testing requires 3 tests on each receptacle. After that, many times the wires need to be removed and tested again, then reapplied to the receptacle insuring a tight connection.
I have front door (2 switch)one for front porch which is 3 lights,one wall plug from one switch on wall, one gfi plug out side of front door and 2 wall plugs in front bedroom under the bay windows. My electrician hopes to make it back here by Wed. 9/18/13. He has already checked circuit breakers and all plugs and switches with the tester.Thank you,