My masterbedroom light and outlet plugs doesn't work. I went to the circuit
breaker panel and switch all the switches off and waited five minutes. I
switch them all back on but my masterbedroom switch didn't have a click to
it when I tried to switch it to on. What is it that I could do? It will
cost to much money for me to hire a electric man. Also I need to install
fans 4 fans in the house, and I want to do them myself. What steps to take
to install my fans?
My email address is snipped-for-privacy@Unisys.com
The handles of some circuit breakers must be pushed hard to the off position
to reset them internally, then they will click into the on position. Your
problem may not be at the breaker panel as well. Sometimes connections come
loose in outlets and switches, so everything downstream of that point goes
dead. If you're looking to do fan installations or any other electrical
work, you probably should invest in a how to book
You mean the breaker for that circuit didn't reset or the light switch
in the bedroom itself?
If the latter, sounds like it possibly could have been the switch
itself that went bad and caused the breaker to trip. Turn the breaker
off, and pull the cover plate off and take the switch loose from the
box and see if it appears to show anything unusual -- sign of any
arc'ing, wires showing that they've been warm/hot via discolored
insulation, etc., etc., ...
If any of those, replace the switch (noting which wires came from which
terminal if there are more than just the two) and you're probably good
The fans are probably a bigger step -- need more info on what type and
where you want them to even have a chance...
Move that "switch" (circuit breaker handle, actually) all the way to the OFF
position, then ON. Right now, it's in the TRIPPED position, which is midway
between OFF and ON. To reset a tripped breaker, you have to switch it all
the way off first, then on.
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
It is unlikely that the masterbedroom is on a stand-alone dedicated CB
circuit. By this I mean that if, aftetr your reset the CB, only the
light in the bedroom is out but the outlets are "hot" (you can test the
outlets by plugging in, say, a vaccuum cleaner or an end-table lamp),
then the problem is most likely a defective switch. Also, check the
GFCI outlet next to the sink in the masterbathroom and reset it as this
could be the source of the problem.
Exactly. But very occasionally, as in some hotel rooms, some (or part)
of the outlets are on a switch by the bedroom door.
So when you enter and flick the switch various table or bedside lamps
around the room can come on.
Other devices such as TVs and bedroom appliances are not switched in
But agree that it does sound as though once the Circuit Breaker
function and reset has been checked, as though a bedroom wall switch
has failed. For the knowledgeable a very straightforward repair but as
we have frequently seen here one that the unwary can mess up!
Overall, it does appear that the OP s does not have sufficient know how
to safely do any work on electrical devices. Probably not the necessary
tools either? They should get an electrician or other knowledgeable
person to do any necessary repair.
Checking the GFCI is a good idea because it is possible that once
something has tripped there could be a couple of related faults.
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