Many people have experienced plugging in an electrical item, trying to turn it on, and then having it not work. It’s frustrating – you may have tried to turn it on and off several times without results. This is a common problem – here are 2 reasons why your electrical outlet doesn’t work:
Problem #1: The circuit breaker for the outlet has tripped.
A tripped breaker is a common reason why your outlet may have stopped working.
The Solution: Head over to your electric panel and put the breaker back to the “On” position. Sometimes a breaker may not clearly look like it’s off, but it could be – so make sure the breaker that the outlet in question is on is completely in the “On” position. If you are continually having a problem with that outlet because of the circuit, you may need to call an electrician in to help solve that problem.
Problem #2: The outlet is faulty.
As homes age, so does their electrical wiring, and with aging comes the possibility of an outlet doesn’t work. There’s no real problem here – a faulty outlet may just be the result of being old.
The Solution: Your outlet will need to be replaced in order to work properly. We recommend having an electrician handle this one due to this risk of shock, fire, and injury or even death if done improperly.
There are plenty of reasons why your outlet doesn’t work, but above we highlighted two. If you have any questions, we’re always a phone-call away.
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