Electrical Wiring in the Home/Bad circuit
Bob, a bedroom light was losing power intermittently for a few weeks. Now it's completely out, along with a few outlets in the same general area. Breakers are all okay. I had the breaker box replaced a couple years ago, so I don't think that's the problem. Could a bad or shorted outlet be the problem for the entire area? I've always replaced outlets and switches myself and have never had a problem. I don't want to call an electrician if the problem might be relatively simple. I'd appreciate your opinion. Thanks for your time.
You probably have a bad connection, either in a wire nut or at an outlet. If the wires are pushed into the back of the outlets instead of wired to the side screws, that could be a problem. You also can't rule out something that is working on the circuit, because it could be the wire leaving a working outlet that is not making contact.
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