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I'm having issues with the electrical in my house. I have

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I'm having issues with the electrical in my house. I have lost power in my whole house except in my bedroom. we've replaced the main power breaker, and each breaker inside the box in the house has power going to it. when you plug something in or turn on a light switch, I lose all power again.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: my lights won't even turn on\
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Jason replied 8 months ago.

Hello. Welcome to Just Answer.

Expert:  Jason replied 8 months ago.

What type of tester do you have?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
just a power tester
Expert:  Jason replied 8 months ago.

Is it one of those pocket testers that beeps and/or lights up when placed near a live wire?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
lights up
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  Jason replied 8 months ago.

Thank you for the additional information. In order to get an accurate assessment of the problem, it would be ideal to have a digital volt meter with two leads. That way, we can take the necessary readings at the main breaker.

Expert:  Jason replied 8 months ago.

It may be a power company problem. Have you contacted them?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
i have contacted them and the tech said that everything on their end is good.
that i needed to contact an electrician
Expert:  Jason replied 8 months ago.

OK. It could be in the meter base (outside) as well. Will you be able to get a volt meter? If so, are you comfortable taking readings in the breaker panel?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
i can get one, and yes i am
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
i wont be able to do that til tomorrow.
Expert:  Jason replied 8 months ago.

OK, that's great. Just reply here when you get the meter, and we can continue. If I am offline when you return, I'll find your reply as soon as I log on, and I'll respond accordingly.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
ok thank you
Expert:  Jason replied 8 months ago.

A thought to consider... your question is a good candidate for a phone consultation. However, I need to let you know that this would involve an extra charge. So if you prefer to continue here, that's fine as well.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I don't have great cell service at home. Or I would.
Expert:  Jason replied 8 months ago.

OK, no problem. I'll look for your reply tomorrow.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Ok thank you again
Expert:  Jason replied 8 months ago.

Hello. I will be on the site for the next few hours, so you can reply at any time.

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