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Lights flicker in livingroom and will eventually go off for

Lights flicker in livingroom and will eventually go off for a few minutes ( part of kitchen is attached to same circuit) , but then will come back on. Checked breaker when this happens and not tripped. When this first started breaker would trip, so I reset it ( the breaker for all this is a 15amp), Now this problem, is the breaker to small for modern appliances, or maybe to old. House was built in 1970 and I don't think anything has ever been changed in home. I'm a first time buyer and would appreciate any info that might help. I'm a little bit of a tomboy and like to try doing things myself Nervous Home OwnerJA: What's the brand and model number of your appliance? How old is it?Customer: 1- Panasonic 1000w microwaveJA: What are all the symptoms of the problem (error codes, flashing lights, etc.)?Customer: Several things go off light w/ceiling fan, 60" HD TV, Stereo, And microwave ovenJA: What happened just before this problem started? What troubleshooting have you tried?Customer: Just unplugging thingsJA: Anything else you want the electrician to know before I connect you?Customer: No, except please help

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Kevin

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My kitchen and my bathroom on my first floor house have no

My kitchen and my bathroom on my first floor house have no electricity, the switch doesn't turn on and the refrigerator is also off. Before the electricity died, I accidentally left on three air conditioners in three different rooms for a very long time, which I suspect could have caused this. In the basements there are a lot of switches, and usually when the electricity dies in a certain part of the house, a switch would be off, and turning it back to the on would restore the electricity. However, when i checked, all the switches are in the on position. I turned all of the switches off and back on, to try and maybe reset the power, but it didn't work. Now all the switches are on, but there is still no power in my kitchen. Please help :(

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I have a xantrex 458 inverter, I have a solid green

i have a xantrex 458 inverter, I have a solid green invert/wet light and red flashing fast low battery /gel 2 with a overtemp/overload at the same time. I have disconnected the output side of the converter so it has no load. and held the invert button for 5 seconds to reset and the read lamps come back on after approx 5 seconds. Note I had a voltage booster the lost one leg of power and I believe that is when this problem started.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: 2 daysJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: not sure

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Kevin

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I have to replace bulbs in various fixtures to often, the

I have to replace bulbs in various fixtures to often, the fixtures check out fine, and Ihave installed a whole house surge protector, I am suspecting a faulty main ground.

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My receptacles in kitchen stopped working and my

My receptacles in kitchen stopped working and my refrigerator needs to be on. What to do.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: For about 2 weeks. I replaced fuses in box in basement. Last night the frig stopped working and I have been trying to find out how to get the receptacles back on. ThanxJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Nothing but the frig is plugged in, but I think the 2 receptacles don't have power

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Kevin

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Singlewide mobile home, master bedroom has no power as well

singlewide mobile home, master bedroom has no power as well as master bath lights, living room front side only has no power?JA: What's the brand and model number of your appliance? How old is it?Customer: mobile home is a 1992JA: What are all the symptoms of the problem (error codes, flashing lights, etc.)?Customer: nothingJA: What happened just before this problem started? What troubleshooting have you tried?Customer: woke up and power was not working on said areas, I tried changing out light switch in master bathroom as switch was worn. (changed after problem started)JA: Anything else you want the electrician to know before I connect you?Customer: not sure so I will say no

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I'm having a problem with an overhead light in my home. The

I'm having a problem with an overhead light in my home. The cieling fan works and outlets in the room so, but for some reason the overhead light will not. I've tried changing the lightbulbs (and making sure they worked elsewhere) and that doesn't work, and I flipped the breaker a few times. I was hoping to get an idea of what the problem could be before I called an electrician.

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Certain appliances like the refrigerator, AC, and fans are

Certain appliances like the refrigerator, AC, and fans are not getting enough power to turn on completely. these usually run just fine. No breakers are tripped. Lights dim and flicker. Fans will speed up and slow down when certain lights are turned on.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: First signs of lights flickering 3 days ago. Today fridge and AC's compressor don't turn onJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: NoJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I called the power company - they said they'll be out within 5 business days. I'm worried about electrical fire. I have shut off all 240v breakersJA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: System is from the 1960s. Electrician coming big tomorrow. I checked the outlets with a voltmeter and Outlet tester. Voltmeter looked normal ~120 v. Outlet tester said open ground on some outlets

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Can I power an out building from an existing subpanel in

Can I power an out building from an existing subpanel in another outbuilding? Have 100 A in the existing and want to install 60 amp in new buildingJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: New building isn't completed yetJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Not at this time

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