I plugged a bouncy house pump into a surge protector located on one wall. The surge protector also had a TV and a internet box plugged into it. After a few minutes the pump stopped working. I came in, saw the surge protector wasn't on anymore. Neither was the window unit which was plugged in to the same outlet.
I go back to check the breaker box and smell burning wire. I checked the rest of the outlets on the same wall running the length of the house and none of them work. I reset the breaker but to no avail. I used a voltage tester on each outlet and it will light up red (high voltage) but it will not turn things on when plugged in to any of them.
This same thing happened last year and I called an ELECTRICIAN whom came out, charged me an astronomical price, fixed two receptacles that were bad, then ran a wire from my breaker box to the ceiling, along the ceiling , thru a bedroom, down a hallway and into the living room where he ran it down a wall and created an outlet I could use to plug in our heaters only. And that one isn't working. So basically now only half the outlets in the house.
Any suggestions on what could be done to fix the issue? What could the problem be? Is there anything to help me if I have to hire again?