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Electrical power my electrical power safety switch keeps cutting out every time I try toget power to one section of the house. even though nothing is pluggedin. Every time I switch on the 16 amp power switch it cuts electricityto the whole house. I have now called in two electricians who havecharged me call out fees and haven't done anything to fix the problem.One suggested I may have dampneess somewhere along the circuit do youhave any suggestions

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  • thijoy Jan 02, 2009

    i don't know what gfi outlets are can you explain and thank you for taking the trouble to answer me

  • thijoy Jan 03, 2009

    hi chowmix66
    thank you for responding now that I know what they are I can tell you I do not have gfi outlets just the normal powerpoint outlets


  • thijoy Jan 04, 2009

    thanks tommy this seems the most logical solution and I am sure I will find someone who can do this for me I have had a problem with mice so this seems a likely solution. Thanks for taking the time to reply

  • Stephen Evans May 11, 2010

    Your 16 amp breaker switch my be bad. are you in the U.S.? and what name is the breaker switch?

  • Stephen Evans May 11, 2010

    Gfi outlets look like a regular outlet except they have a test and reset button on them. These 2 buttons are usually in the middle between the 2 plug openings. let me know. Steve

  • Stephen Evans May 11, 2010

    do you have any gfi outlets in the area of the house with no power

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How old is your wiring? Is it cooper or Aluminiun? Important to Know. What type of electric panel is installed? If I were Your electrician I would locate the Point the panel feed reaches the Circuit( Either Lt Plug Switch Etc.) and track it from outlet to outlet through the complete cir. Youy could have damaged wires or Any number of problems, some times mice chew threw wires in wall. but tracking the circuit down step by step should be easy for a electrician, using a continuity tester. If you test intire ciruit you will find the problem impossible not to.

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