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How much does it cost to fix the electricity in the bathroom?

Author : queenie8393

Submitted : 2018-02-24 14:12:49    Popularity:     

Tags: fix  cost  bathroom  electricity  

I was blowdrying my hair when the power went out. Only part of the bathroom went dark: the outlet, the light switch on the outlet, and the outlet where the washer and dryer are hooked up. The other set of light switches work. We tried flipping the breaker

Answers:

First reset the GFCI outlet probably the one you had drier in. There will be 2 buttons one says test one say rest. Also could be bad GFCI outlet could be bad breaker.

In the US, virtually all houses built since about 1975 have the bathroom outlet on a GFI or GFCI. somewhere. possibles include inside the breaker box itself [but you tried that, right? did you do the right one?]. else it was frequently in the closest location that needed such an outlet to the breaker box ... with the rest of the protected outlets drawing power from that one.

example: my house has two .. one in the breaker box itself [outlet outside under the breaker box and one in the guest bathroom] and a second in the master bath. That second one goes on to power an outlet on the back porch.

go around the house and test every outlet you see. look hard for the two buttons in the outlet that tells you it is a GFI/GFCI.

If that doesn't accomplish anything [and after unplugging the hair dryer], try every breaker in the box except the ones [you're in the US/Canada, right?] that are double [220v for things like the stove and hot water heater].

If that still fails, you can either get a simple $20 meter over at the hardware and test outlets yourself [remove the cover and test the wiring behind the outlet for every outlet that doesn't work] or break down and call and electrician or handyman who knows a bit about electricity. Ask your neighbors if they know such a handyman -- he'll be much cheaper than an electrician.

possible issues -- GFI/GFCIs do not last forever. It could have died and need replacing. breakers also do not last forever and one may need replacing. an outlet could have fried inside and need replacing. [long shot] one of the two incoming master breakers (at center top of breaker box) may have popped off -- leaving about half the outlets/lights in the entire house not working.

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ps: do NOT use hair dryer when anything else is running on same circuit -- except the light in the bathroom that you need so you can see. A lower wattage hair dryer might get away with it ... but you've apparently got a big one.

Wellllll it depends....since you were blowdrying your hair when it went out...I'd say it'll be about double the price of what it would've been if you were to say, making toast. Hope this helps :) I bet your hair looks horrible.

Is this a recently new house, say less than 15 years old?

(1) You blew the Ground Fault Interruptor. There is a little square button on the wall socket. Unplug everything, press the button on teh socket, and try again.
(2) There are TWO Circuit Breakers downstairs for your bathroom. You flipped the wrong one.

If you are in the u.s., there is a reasonable chance that the outlet is a GFR outlet. That has a couple buttons on it, labeled "test" and "reset." Push the reset button and it that fixes it then it will cost you nothing. If your outlet is not a GFR outlet, find the one that is. It might be in another bathroom. I had a house where it was in the garage.
If you need an electrician, they mostly charge by the hour.

About $100 per. hour.



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