appliances not working, breaker fine

wendelltateMay 6, 2013

Hi all. I have a weird problem in my home. I have a 20 amp circuit that has a very small freezer, my dishwasher, and a ceiling fan on it. Last Friday, everything on the circuit quit working. I have replaced the breaker (tried two new breakers) and that was not the problem.
Has anyone had this problem? Any suggestions?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

What happened when the new breakers were installed and turned on?

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 11:53AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Is there a GFCI somewhere in the circuit? Do you have a voltmeter to use? What would have helped you determine if the breaker was working or not.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 12:59PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Did you turn the breaker ALL the way off before turning it on?

Breakers typically disconnect the handle from the trip mechanism to prevent them from being held 'on' by the handle.

Putting the breaker fully to off re-connects the mechanism.

Moving it from off to on then cocks the spring used to trip the breaker off.

Use a volt meter to check the breaker output to neutral in the panel.
If the breaker has 120 V on the output in the on position, start following cables.
You likely have a bad connection in a junction box.

This post was edited by brickeyee on Mon, May 6, 13 at 14:44

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 2:41PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Swimming pool wiring
I have 2 gfci circuits operating two pool pumps. Is...
Goodbye Phone Jack: what to do with wires?
We want to remove this phone jack. It's in a useless...
Need to Understand GFCI Requirements.
I posted this in the remodeling section, but I think...
Wiring in a 1 1/2" thick wall cavity
I need to run 12/2 wire thru an existing thin wall....
Grounding Service panel 200amp
Is the new NEC saying to no longer run # 4 copper wire...
Sponsored Products
Cavaliere PSZ 30-inch Wall Mounted Range Hood
Nostalgia Electrics Commercial Stainless Steel Fondue Fountain
Electrolux Stainless Over-the-Range Microwave
Design House 49W x 22D in. Aurora Cultured Marble Single Sink Vanity Top Multico
$384.99 | Hayneedle
SPT Silver Portable Countertop Dishwasher
Zephyr 42W in. Monsoon II Insert Range Hood - AK9340AS
Kenwood Major Kitchen Center
$799.95 | FRONTGATE
Zephyr 36W in. Monsoon II Insert Range Hood - AK9334AS
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™