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Question DetailsAsked on 4/29/2016

zip code 85757 need electrician

Several wall outlets have ceased to work in the kitchen an adjoining garage wall, causing garage freezer/ref to turn off. However, some outlets still work. Need estimate to fix from local, trusted electrician in the SW Tucson, AZ area.

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I presume no individual breaker or GFCI outlet has tripped - but if one has and you do not know of a specific reason for it (and have remedied the cause) I would still call an electrician before powering back up, because there could be a hazardous connection or overload.

I would turn off the breaker(s) to the circuits that have failed, in case it was caused by a loose wire that could remake contact and arc and start a fire.

If multiple circuits have failed, then likely about half the house is out of power - and range and electric clothes dryer and furnace likely do not work right or are half-powered (and should not be used) if that is the case. If A/C is affected it should be powered off too because the motors can be damaged if they have lost one lead. If you have about half the house out of power, then could be a utility downed line or failed transformer (in which case commonly your closest neighbors coming off the same lines or transformer would likely be out of power too - ask around). If so - call utility for repair. If just your house has a problem, then a common cause is a failed main breaker, or a bad connection where the aluminum main feed comes into the main breaker or the breaker/distribution panel.

If the latter, I would call for an electrician ASAP, and avoid using any high power devices and use as little electricity as possible till fixed, because if because of a poor connection it can cause a fire when you pull a load on it. Aluminum main feed wires should have their connections checked every few years. I have personally helped several neighbors who called on me with overheating or fires in their panels because the aluminum main feed wires creeped under the connecting screws and started arcing under load.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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