No power to outlets in only one room of the house Okay let me start this post with a disclaimer. I'm a woman, know nothing about this stuff and am trying to get information for my husband to read when he gets home. I 'm not going to attempt anything myself. That said, I've googled the problem and all the information I am finding is over my head. Randomly yesterday the power quit to the outlets in my daugter's room. Her light works, but no power to outlets. I checked the breaker and it was fine. It's labeled as her room, my son's room and the hall receptacles being on a breaker together. Outlet in son's room and hall are fine. We turned the breaker off for the majority of the day, turned it back on and plugged her stuff in and it worked. UNTIL we tried bypassing her extension cord she had plugged in. Then it went back out. And we tried putting it BACK with the extension cord and still out. It's the freakiest thing. And it's all four outlets in her room. None work. Any suggestions? Oh and this house was built in the 70s and there are no GCFI outlets.
I'm Suspecting a loose connection at the First outlet in the string (the one that the extension cord was plugged into?)... I'd Turn off the breaker and check the condition of the connections at ALL of the outlets, myself...
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reply to A Carey
It sounds like there's a bad connection at that outlet. I suggest turning OFF that breaker completely until you resolve the problem (preferably by an electrician). The loose connection is a fire risk.
UNTIL we tried bypassing her extension cord she had plugged in. Then it went back out.
Imagine a bunch of extension cords (the kind with multiple sockets on one end), plugged into each other, going all the way back to the breaker. If you were to unplug one of them in the middle, everything down the line will shut off.
That's not too far off from how it really works. Behind the outlet, wires are (hopefully) screwed down instead of plugged in, but it's the same principle.
* Disclaimer - you should never plug that many extension cords into each other.
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