Single electrical outlet not working
Asked Apr 23, 2007, 09:30 PM
I have one electrical outlet in my house (2 yrs old) that recently stopped working. Its not a gfi and the other outlet in the same room isn't either. (both of these outlets are in the bathroom) but only one doesn't work... I plugged an appliance into it and no juice. I went and bought another outlet and wired it in and still no power. I also checked the main circuit breakers and they're OK. When I shut off the circuit breaker the other outlet in the bathroom goes dead so I know that breaker works. I have a voltage detector which I used to test the area at that bad outlet and it didn't "sense" any electricity. Could a (bad) gfi in the house somewhere that has'nt tripped cause one single outlet not to work ? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated... thanx.