Electrical Wiring in the Home/Electrical Problem



In my back bedroom I have 4 outlets I have a surge protector plugged in to one of the outlets. I added a heated to the surge protector and in about 2 minutes 2 outlets and the ceiling fan with lights stopped working. I checked the breaker box no breaker had kicked out. I turned each breaker off and back on, still not working ?


Space heaters use a lot of electricity, and there should be very little on the same circuit with it.  Apparently, a wire burned loose somewhere in the circuit. These things can be hard to track down.  Somewhere in the circuit, there is a break.  It could even be at a device that is working, because it could be the wire leaving the working device that is not working.

Check all outlets, switches, and lights.  Check the wire nuts, because the wire could look connected, but not be.  Especially check any outlets and switches that have the wires pushed in the back rather than screwed to the sides, because sometimes these fail. You may want to get a circuit analyzer for under $10 at any home center which will narrow it down to the white or black wire.
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Bob Sponaugle


Just about any home wiring question. (not appliance repair) I have done all kinds of home wiring for myself, including adding a new breaker box, etc. Please, questions from North America only. Please be specific with details.

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