As stated in this previous post we had our electrician friend, Skylar, come over to our house to fix a few things for us on top of addressing the wiring for our demolition. For the past 5 months the fan and electrical socket in the washroom have not been working!
We had tried turning the breaker off and on, resetting the plug, nothing worked. At first Skylar was even baffled by it but eventually he wondered if maybe the plug was wired to a plug outside since the wiring in our house is old and kind of wonky. Upon taking a glance outside sure enough there was an outdoor socket along the bathroom wall and when he reset that socket our fan and power was restored!
Can you believe it was that simple and we were living without power in there for 5 months! Bah! Since then has changed the wiring around so that if we blow the outlet we can simply reset it inside instead, thank goodness.
Our other electrical issue was that the breaker for our washer and dryer kept switching off whenever we ran our dryer; it was making laundry very difficult and often we had to resort to doing laundry at Charles parents. We initially wondered if it was the whole breaker box, or perhaps even the dryer itself.
Once again this was luckily a quick fix as Skylar decided to first try replacing that single breaker switch. Upon doing so he realized that that switch was a cheap Chinese knock off and wasn’t even government approved. In fact the screws were even too small for the wire attached to it hence why it kept turning off! Upon replacing the breaker our dryer now officially works and we can resume our laundry again, what a luxury that has been! Luckily all the other breaker switches didn’t have this same problem and were all government approved.
Have any of you ever had some annoying but surprisingly simple electrical problems around your house? I’d love to hear all about it!