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Old 07-28-2008, 09:03 AM   #1
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Hi, I am a resident of a Condo community, we had a power outage yesterday and half of the power in my condo went out. The microwave above the oven went out, the oven stayed on, the refrigerator was still on, the living room was out, 1 bedroom was out, AC was out, bathroom and one bedroom were up, hallway/washer/dryer were still on.

What could be the reason for only half of my condo going out, and some items in the kitchen were out but not others? Is it bad wiring? No fuses were blown, and the power came back up within three hours. THanks in advance


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Hi, I am a resident of a Condo community, we had a power outage yesterday and half of the power in my condo went out. The microwave above the oven went out, the oven stayed on, the refrigerator was still on, the living room was out, 1 bedroom was out, AC was out, bathroom and one bedroom were up, hallway/washer/dryer were still on.

What could be the reason for only half of my condo going out, and some items in the kitchen were out but not others? Is it bad wiring? THanks in advance
You are likely missing on "leg" of your incoming power. Are all the circuits that are not working on one side of your panel? If so you are only energizing one bus in you panel.

Your first step should be to call a licensed electrician

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You are likely missing on "leg" of your incoming power. Are all the circuits that are not working on one side of your panel? If so you are only energizing one bus in you panel.

Your first step should be to call a licensed electrician
The microwave was down, but the stove/fridge were up, and they reside on the same side of the panel. The AC was down, 1 bedroom was down, 1 bedroom was up, and the AC was down, and they reside on the same side of the panel. This has been happening quite often during electrical storms, and these condos are brand new, about one year old. One of my neighbors in the building had the same problem yesterday, half of their power was out, and the same appliances.
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