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Question DetailsAsked on 8/25/2014

Multiple outlets are not working even after reseting all breakers. What else could be wrong?

Several outlets upstairs and downstairs stopped working over the weekend. My dryer outlet and two outlets in two different bathrooms. I've tried resetting all the breakers and the GFCI outlets. My condo is 13 years old.

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Just a guess here, could be something else.

Typically the main service(power lines coming to you) are two lines, 120 volts each, if one fails, roughly have the 120 volt outlets/lights in you home will not work.Also nothing that neeeds 240volts ,like your dryer will work,aslo electric items like range and water heater, yours may be gas.

Typical causes are, wire burned off in electric panel,or the meter. Also can be a tripped "breaker" near the transformer at the utility pole or on the ground transformer.


Answered 5 years ago by BayAreaAC


Here is a prior similar question with responses that might help you -

If your breakers are labelled, if you have lost one side of the 200V feed then either the circuits fed by every other breaker going down the rows on both sides, or all the breakers on one side (left or right) of the box will be out. The latter is by far the more common configuration, I think, at least from what I have ever seen.

If that is the case, check to see if your neighbors have the same problem - if so, then is power company line out or transformer failure. If only your house, or you do not share a pole or ground-mounted transformer with neighbors, then call an electrician.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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