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I have a circuit in my basement that is dead. Arvid is name,

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I have a circuit in my basement that is dead. Arvid is name
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Yes, it controls spot lights on the right side of basement garage. there are two breakers. the one on left works and when tripped, kills the lights. the right side is dead.
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Wayne Roberts replied 9 months ago.

hello, my name is ***** ***** i would love to help.

Expert:  Wayne Roberts replied 9 months ago.

Hmm, i am having a little trouble visualizing this. When you say "the right side is dead" are you referring to a breaker or the side of the room IE the lights on the right side of the room

Expert:  Wayne Roberts replied 9 months ago.

I think you are talking about the breaker..if this is so make sure the breaker is securely clipped into the panel. If you have a multimeter we can check a few things out to really focus in on the problem here.

Expert:  Wayne Roberts replied 9 months ago.

If you can test the breaker itself for voltage and it is good then you can be sure the lights are not working due to a short.

Expert:  Wayne Roberts replied 9 months ago.

This could mean something as simple as a loose wire, or something as serious as a burned up wire in the wall..

Expert:  Wayne Roberts replied 9 months ago.

if the breaker is NOT sending voltage, make sure it is securely attached to the panel, if all looks well and still nothing then i would replace the breaker