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Experience:  29 years as a Licensed Electrical Contractor in Illinois, 5 year college Electrical Instructor, Former Electrical Inspector, Diploma in Digital Electronics, Former Illinois Licensed Home Inspector
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I had a powerful blow dryer and portable heater plugged in

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I had a powerful blow dryer and portable heater plugged in to the same outlet in the bathroom and the bathroom outlets stopped working from what I can see there are no tripped breakers. I did however try turning on and off the breaker labeled "bath rec" but that did not work.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have 2 gfi in the kitchen and one in the basement all 3 have been reset
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you with your electrical question.

1) What is the approximate age of the home?

2) Do any of the bathrooms have a GFCI receptacle or do any of the circuit breakers have a "test" button which is also a GFCI?

3) Did you completely turn the breaker OFF and then back ON? When a breaker trips, the breaker handle will be somewhat loose and can move slightly back & forth.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
For the love... I just read your message and realized the bathroom in downstairs Has one. IT WORKS!
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

Very good. Glad you now have power restored.

1) Make a note of that for future reference that the downstairs bathroom GFCI controls the other bathroom receptacle.

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Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Kevin replied 12 months ago.

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Expert:  Kevin replied 12 months ago.

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