Electrical Wiring in the Home/Electricity off in bedroom.


A bulb was flickering in a ceiling fan, and then it popped out.  It caused the electricity in the bedroom to go out.  I removed the base of the old bulb and put in a new one.  I tried turning the breakers on and off, but the electricity did not come back on...now what should I do??


It looks like a wire burned through before the breaker could trip.   
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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