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Old 09-13-2018, 10:34 PM   #1
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In the process of installing wiring and a breaker for my dryer my lights went out on a circuit. Dining room, closet and porch light are out. There is power at the breaker but once up in the attic the power is lost on that line. I used a non contact detector to verify this. Wondering if I might’ve hit the line or what happened. Also what the fix would be


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In the process of installing wiring and a breaker for my dryer my lights went out on a circuit. Dining room, closet and porch light are out. There is power at the breaker but once up in the attic the power is lost on that line. I used a non contact detector to verify this. Wondering if I might’ve hit the line or what happened. Also what the fix would be


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Far to many variables and possibilities, and too little info, for me to give an online diagnosis.

Besides, if all you have is a NC tester, you won't get far.

Unfortunately, electrical troubleshooting requires a lot of knowledge, experience, and specialized tools. Having an electrician come out is probably going to be your best bet.
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If the lights worked before you worked on it, you did something to cause this.
Start taking a stroll back through the steps you took to get your dryer powered up. I assume the dryer is working after you installed the dryer circuit?


I bet if you think about this and go back and check everything you touched, you will find the issue.
Now there is a very very slight possibility this problem has nothing to do with what you did. This is highly unlikely.


OH.....If you do call in an electrician, please tell him what you told us.
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