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Lights are out electrician in North York. Dead plug repair in Thornhill

Some lights and a couple of wall sockets have lost power electrician in Vaughan

One breaker or a single circuit is not working in a North York house

Electrician in North York repairs plugs in house basements

Gives power to dead plugs above the kitchen counter

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Probable causes and troubleshooting tips if you would like to assume all the risk and DIY.

If a fuse blew in Vaughan, breaker tripped in Markham, or power is lost to one circuit in Thornhill, you need to:

1 Unplug all cords and turn off all lights on the dead circuit on all floors and in all rooms (don't forget hidden wall receptacles, outdoor plugs and lights). Reset a circuit breaker or change out a blown fuse.

2 If power is restored, then turn on every switch and plug in cords one-by-one. Item that blows fuse or trips breaker again is the culprit causing the short. Get rid of it or repair and you are done!

3 If none of them has caused the same problem after step 2, then it was an overload. Do not turn on all those lights and don't use appliances at the same time.

4 If you get a second blown fuse or tripped breaker after step 1 change the breaker, turn it on. Still no luck? Then the problem is inside boxes, walls and ceiling. Buy a 15 Amp screw-in mini breaker, use it instead of the fuse and go to step 5.

5 Try to chose a midpoint of the dead circuit and open a switch or receptacle box. If you can not guess which one is in the middle, then open any box you like.

6 Note and mark the wires, take a picture and disconnect all of wires from one another. Reset the circuit breaker. If it trips, the problem is closer to the breaker. Find another midpoint on the remaining part of the dead circuit that has a short in it. Its neutral conductor should still be connected to the main neutral. And hot to neutral resistance test or hot to ground resistance test should give a reading of zero ohms (which is a short).

7 Repeat steps 5 and 6 and reset. If it trips, the problem is even closer to the panel. Repeat steps 5 and 6 until it does not trip. You have found or localized the problem.

8 Breaker that stays on indicates that a) there is or was a fault either in the last box you have just opened or between the last and last but one open boxes. It also tells you that b) the rest of the line from the last box down to the breaker panel is OK.

9 Turn the breaker off. Open and inspect all the boxes indicated in step 8a. If there is no visible defects, then mark the wires, disconnect all of them from one another and test for continuity. If a black and white or black and bare pair of conductors indicate a short, this particular cable should be replaced.

10 If after repeating steps 5, 6 and 7 you have opened the very last box, disconnected the wires as described in step 9, but the breaker has tripped anyway, then the problem is between the breaker and box, which is first in line after the breaker. Supply cable between panel and the closest to it box should be replaced.

If you've reset a breaker but there is still no power, call electrician in Thornhill. Every time I plug it in I lose power in the room in North York. Dishwasher trips the breaker every second time I use it in Maple. I need an electrician in Scarborough to move a kitchen plug.