November 11, 2012 6:23 AM Subscribe
Electrical Filter: Help me figure out how an electrical circuit seemingly got rewired overnight.
posted by dortmunder to home & garden (32 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Went to sleep last night and my electricity was fine. Woke up this morning and it was partially out, like a fuse was blown. Overhead lights worked, but no wall outlets in the kitchen or living room. I live in an apartment with no circuit breakers or fuse box to check, so I put in a maintenance request. In the meantime, power has come back intermittently, but the current seems to be weak, and now the switch that controlled my garbage disposal now controls power to a light in my living room and the power to the tv. And my garbage disposal isn't working at all.
My question is what happened? Can a switch be reset like that without some kind of human intervention? It seems odd that a light switch would just start controlling power to outlets in another room.