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Old 02-24-2018, 01:16 PM   #1
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Something happened to the 110 circuits in my shop. Lights are dim. Refrigerator and freezer are still working. Both air compressors come on weakly and then shut off. I hooked one up to a plug directly out of the breaker box and the same thing happened. Any idea of what could be causing this?
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Old 02-24-2018, 01:19 PM   #2
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One leg went bad maybe

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Old 02-24-2018, 01:22 PM   #3
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220 stuff seems to be working fine.
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Old 02-24-2018, 01:22 PM   #4
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yeah, sounds like you have lost power. May want to check the control panel to see if any lugs got loose. Be careful though.
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Old 02-24-2018, 01:30 PM   #5
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If its an underground feeder to your shop your losing a leg. Take a volt meter and measure between both legs and neutral/ground. Should not be less tan 109V.
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Old 02-24-2018, 02:20 PM   #6
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Sounds like a lose neutral maybe to me.
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Old 02-24-2018, 02:34 PM   #7
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Breaker one leg is bad. Had it happen on my patio.
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Old 02-24-2018, 03:12 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the suggestions. It's appears to be beyond my pay grade to fix. I'll call an electrician on monday. My refrigerator and freezer are still running fine as far as I can tell. Will this damage them?
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Old 02-24-2018, 03:20 PM   #9
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You’re 220 wouldn’t work if you dropped a leg
Sounds like lose or dropped neutral to me too


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Old 02-24-2018, 03:31 PM   #10
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I checked the box where the power comes in from the meter. The neutral connection has some corrosion. I don't have a meter to check it. It is above the main breaker so I can't shut the power off to mess with it.
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Old 02-24-2018, 03:42 PM   #11
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You’re 220 wouldn’t work if you dropped a leg
Sounds like lose or dropped neutral to me too


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Old 02-24-2018, 03:43 PM   #12
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Sounds like a lose neutral maybe to me.


This is your problem. Bad underground or overhead drop.


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Old 02-24-2018, 04:46 PM   #13
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I checked the box where the power comes in from the meter. The neutral connection has some corrosion. I don't have a meter to check it. It is above the main breaker so I can't shut the power off to mess with it.
If you dont own a meter....definitely call the electrician.
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Old 02-24-2018, 05:01 PM   #14
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Lost the neutral.

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Old 02-24-2018, 05:29 PM   #15
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Seems like you are running out of juice!
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Old 02-24-2018, 05:36 PM   #16
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Had a similar problem a couple weeks ago. Turned out it was a neutral wire in the breaker box. I took it out of the buss bar, clipped off the patina-ed, scorched end and good to go.
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