No power to section of house. No tripped circuit breaker
Asked Feb 9, 2008, 03:47 PM
Hi, I am currently renovating a living room dining room area. I was done for the day and in the process of cleaning up. I had a compressor connected to an outlet on one side and was using it to blow off saw dust off my miter saw. No other tool or light fixture in the area was on. I then plugged a vacuum cleaner into an outlet on the opposite side of the room which is on a different circuit. I proceeded to vacuum for about 20 minutes. When I was done I went to turn the dining room light on but it did not come on. After a while, trying to figure out what was going on, I checked to see if a circuit breaker tripped and found that none had tripped. After some further checking I came to the conclusion that everything on that circuit was not working. Here are my questions:
1) Does a circuit breaker trip when it fails?
2) Is it possible for a circuit breaker to fail after you have stopped using anything on that circuit including lights?
3) What do you suggest I do to correct the problem?
Last edited by RJMAL; Feb 9, 2008 at 03:52 PM.