I changed 3 light switches in my bathroom, after I finished and turned the breaker back on for the bathroom, power cut off everywhere and it won't reset, so my unit is currently without power. I believe the breaker tripped, although I can't remember for certain.
I took the face plate off of the breaker box to check with a voltage tester, and there was no power coming from the main lines.
I'm assuming I installed the light switches incorrectly, or installed the incorrect light switches:
I had standard toggles and changed them to Lutron motion sensor for the fan, and Lutron motion sensor with dimmer for Vanity lights, and a basic flip switch for another set of lights. I'm not sure what went wrong, my guess is that it was the motion sensor flip switch for the fan, as the others were just two hot wires and ground wire, but the switch for the fan had a neutral that was capped in wire nut and a bare silver wire in wire nut with ground wires per the instructions. But on the whole, I'm pretty confident all the wires were going to their correct places, although this isn't something I have much experience with either...
I also put the old light switches back on before I first attempted to reset the breaker.
I talked to an electrician briefly over the phone and explained the situation to him, and he told me basically "just call the utility company and tell them to turn the main power back on".
My questions are:
- Is all this consistent with a lightswitch being installed incorrectly? The electrician who I talked to seemed somewhat skeptical that a bad lightswitch would have caused a complete power outage in my unit.
- Should I just call the electric company, or should I have an electrician actually come out to inspect it?
- Is there anything else that I can do to troubleshoot things?