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Question DetailsAsked on 4/21/2016

My kitchen island has two electrical outlets that has no power. Breaker is ok, what next?

I was changing some bulbs around the house to LED bulbs. Everything seems to be working fine except my kitchen island area. The island has two electrical outlets that's no longer giving power. Additionally, there's a ceiling lamp above the island (that's turned off/on from a switch on the island) that's also no longer lighting up. I checked for any tripped breakers, tried resetting all the breakers, but same issue. What do I look for next?

Thanks for the help.

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Because it is an island, it should have GFCI breaker or outlets - and it is probable the light was wired into the same circuit as the island outlets since the switch is on the island.


If your breaker is a GFCI type, push the TEST button on it. If it trips to off, then probably not a breaker issue, and reset it to ON. If it does not trip to OFF or trips right back to OFF after you reset it, could be a failed breaker that tripped inside its guts but did not trip the lever - call an electrician to check if he needs to replace the breaker.


If one of your island outlets has a GFCI outlet, with TEST and RESET buttons, try pushing the TEST, then the RESET button - it may have tripped out when a light bulb went out. If it will not reset, you have a wiring issue and need an electrician.


It is also possible the island is on the same circuit as other wall outlets in the kitchen - check them power, and if any are dead check for a tripped GFCI outlet in the convenience outlets around the kitchen.


When testing, if a GFCI breaker/outlet will not reset or trips right back out, do NOT try it again - something is causing an overload or a short - turn the breaker off and call for electrician to come fix it.


He may need to track the wiring from the breaker box to the island, testing the wires for power at each electrical box along the way - you may have a bad connection somewhere in the wiring.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD




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