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My son bought a house and found that the electrical outlets in the kitchen are not working. What could the problem be and what do u recommend? Thanks
Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Electrical
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Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 7 months ago
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Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 7 months ago

I suggest that he first check to see if there is a tripped breaker and if they are not tripped to look for a GFCI outlet that needs to have the reset button pushed.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Are trip breakers located outside the house in an electrical box? There are no GFCI outlets in kitchen.
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 6 months ago

Your breakers are in the main service equipment. If not located inside it will be on the exterior.

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