Is it possible for a circuit breaker to be tripped, but yet appear
to be in the "on" position?
All of the breakers have been turned off then on; but
one is still not working. The appliance is plugged in. Power is working
on other circuits. The appliance works when connected to a different
circuit. If a landlord thought you were using too much air conditioning
from a window unit, could he somehow block the connection within the
panel? What could explain this situation?
.. but this would take care of the problem.
Well, the landlord *could* have opened the panel and disconnected the wire(s)
from the breaker, leaving the breaker in place. Doubtful that he *would*,
though -- unless he's paying your electric bill, why should he care?
Or the breaker might have failed.
Since you're renting, your first step should be to speak with your landlord,
and tell him that the outlet isn't working. It's his responsibility to fix,
This is Turtle.
I have seen breaker be tripped or even bad and reset just like they are suppose
to and just not supply power. G/E and I.T.E. are the worst of them to do this.
Now you need the electric circuit checked out because you could have a short or
burn wire and could cause a problem if left unattended.
And no i don't know of any device to tell if your using too much electricity on
air conditioning without spending 10's of thousands of dollars.
You have a bad breaker , Bad wiring, or bad receptical it plugs into.
You need to call the LandLord about this problem very soon. He needs to know
about this for if you don't watch out he will be reading his fire insurance
policy for what it will pay for. Fix your electricical problem before you have
to read your insurance policy.
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