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Can a refrigerator or a floor fan cause the electricity to

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Hi can a refrigerator or a floor fan cause the electricity to cause a power outage?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  ProGrade replied 2 years ago.
Hi, I'm Ken and I will be glad to help with your question. Thanks for using
Any load can cause an outage on a circuit when there is a loose connection. Most loose connections in residential settings are caused by wires at outlets being pushed in to the back terminals rather than placed under the screw terminals and properly tightened.
To compound the problem, the terminal can get hot and loose its connection then cool down and make the connection again & again until the connection will no longer conduct