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    As the title says, the power seems to be not working in one half of my mother's house; which I confirmed by plugging in several appliances I knew worked elsewhere in the home, and the previously working appliances did not turn on in one half of the house, but did in the other.

    In the half of the house where there is no power, the light switches work. That is all.

    Should she call an eletrician? What is the best course of action
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    (Original post by apronedsamurai)
    As the title says, the power seems to be not working in one half of my mother's house; which I confirmed by plugging in several appliances I knew worked elsewhere in the home, and the previously working appliances did not turn on in one half of the house, but did in the other.

    In the half of the house where there is no power, the light switches work. That is all.

    Should she call an eletrician? What is the best course of action
    Before you call an electrician, quickly check your fusebox and see if some of the switches have tripped. If they have, simply flick them up and go about your day. If they haven't and everything seems fine with the fusebox (ONLY FLICK THE SWITCHES, DO NOTHING ELSE, PLEASE), then it's time to call an electrician.
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    You probably just need to reset the trip switches in your fuse box. Fail that, get an electrician in.

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    (Original post by apronedsamurai)
    As the title says, the power seems to be not working in one half of my mother's house; which I confirmed by plugging in several appliances I knew worked elsewhere in the home, and the previously working appliances did not turn on in one half of the house, but did in the other.

    In the half of the house where there is no power, the light switches work. That is all.

    Should she call an eletrician? What is the best course of action
    (Original post by iEthan)
    Before you call an electrician, quickly check your fusebox and see if some of the switches have tripped. If they have, simply flick them up and go about your day. If they haven't and everything seems fine with the fusebox (ONLY FLICK THE SWITCHES, DO NOTHING ELSE, PLEASE), then it's time to call an electrician.
    It will probably look like this - and they should all be UP. If one is down press it UP, but it might switch off again. If it does that you have a problem in the circuit. If it stays up then you should be fine.

 
 
 
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