April 4, 2014 5:22 AM Subscribe
Half of my house has lost power. The breakers are fine. You're not my electrician - I just want to understand what the problem is or might be.
posted by amy lecteur to Home & Garden (16 answers total)
The first problem came right before I left for work yesterday, when at least one circuit in the house went out; I was getting ready to leave, figured I'd tripped a circuit breaker and would fix it later. When I got home, the problem had resolved itself - the lights that had gone out were back on.
When I went to bed last night (so nothing really on or running appliance-wise), the power went out again for all of the upstairs outlets in my 2-story house, and about half of the first floor. This morning - we do not venture into the basement at night, because SPIDERS - I went to the basement and checked all the breakers - all are in the 'on' position. I tried turning them off and back on, to no avail.
Any ideas about what the problem might be? I'm happy to call an electrician, I'd just like to have a better idea of what's going on.