Questions about power out in one room-Electrician Help?!?!

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    My daughter's bedroom has no power, the rest of the condo does. I switched the circut breaker on and off, nothing happened. (That usually restarted it before)

    Is there something else I can do before I have to "call someone" for professional help? :eusa_pray:

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    It could be the Breaker itself. It could break in the line. If you have power everywhere else. Try turning the Breaker on and off a couple of times with everything on the line unplugged. If you still have no power, you need an Electrician. If you plug something in and it blows the breaker instantly, what you plugged in is shorted.
     
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    Do ever notice voltage drop on that line, like lights dimming? Anything major plugged it there that is high current?
     
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    Sounds like the breaker went bad. The breaker for her room is constantly tripping? If so that's a bad thing, either a short in the system (bad outlet, nail partially through a wire, etc) or you have the circuit overloaded. Switching out a breaker is fairly easy but unless you're comfortable with it don't try, call a pro.
     
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    What he said--probably the breaker.
     
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    I wouldn't recommend trying to switch out a breaker on your own if you've never even worked with electrical wiring before.

    If you have rudimentary knowledge then it's probably ok.

    Just please make sure you cut the main breaker off first!
     
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    EZ, is her room the only zone for the breaker that controls it?

    Like, if you turn the breaker off that powers her room, does anything else go off besides her room?
     
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    If you've had the breaker trip before, A) you have too much load on that circuit and you need to have it split up and B) You need to replace the breaker because its probably worn out from tripping.

    Replacing a breaker is very easy, they snap out. Just make sure you turn off the power to the house. You'll need a screwdriver to remove the metal facing on the breaker box. You can buy new breakers at an hardware store, just be sure to match the size. Do not go up a size in order to accommodate the load, if anyone tells you to do so, he's giving bad, and unsafe, advise.
     
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    Yes, it's the breaker for her room, there is a breaker for each section of the condo.

    I guess I'm going to have to call someone, I'm scared to fix it by myself. :(
     
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