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What is the most common reason for power outlet failure?

GFCI tripped
11%
Contact with foreign substance
7%
Old age
26%
Circuit overload
38%
Other
7%
Unsure
7%
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Question: What is the most common reason for power outlet failure?
Top Answer (38% of 26 votes): Circuit overload.

Answer: Old age
Explanation: and poor workmanship
Aegis Electric LLC
Answer: Circuit overload
Explanation: Exceeding the amperage of a circuit
Construct Boss
Answer: Circuit overload
Explanation: Trying to pull to many amps at one time. Example ladies in the bath room with all there gadgets going at one time and if the circuit breaker has other loads going on while this is happening it will trip the breaker
D B Electric
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Answer: Circuit overload
Explanation: Most the time with tend to overload a circuit without even notice by connecting to many appliances on a single circuit.
P A ELECTRICAL INC.
Answer: Unsure
Explanation: all the above are fairly common
Jove Electric
Answer: GFCI tripped
Explanation: When outlet is tripped due to a ground fault , it will shit down all branch circuit connected from that gfi
Advanced Home Automation
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