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Question DetailsAsked on 6/14/2012

some of my plugs and ceiling lights wont work in my home, do u have any suggestions?

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Reset all circuit breakers in your meter panel.
Before doing this:
1. Make sure nobody is on an electrical / electronic life support systems.
2. Turn off all TVs, Computers and appliances.

Switch each breaker to the full off position and then to the on position.
A breaker that does not reset to the on position indicates overload or short. If you encounter this situation then call an electricain.

If no circuit breaker problems are found then call an electrician.

In my experience, an electrician will find and fix the problem faster and in a code compliant manner. A handyman might be OK for changing a fixture or installing a dimmer switch but you should hire an electrician in this case.


Answered 7 years ago by Kestrel Electric


I am a contractor and I cheated, I signed up with the local electric utility company at about $7.00 a month and they fix any defective switches etc for free if I call them,, Why Not?


Answered 7 years ago by jccasper


If all the breakers in the service panel are ok, then you might have a GFCI outlet that has tripped. A GFCI outlet is an outlet with 2 buttons in the middle. One button is to Test the outlet and the other is to Reset the outlet. If the GFCI outlet is tripped just press the reset button. This might just fix the problem with a push of a button.

Answered 7 years ago by Homefront Inspection

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