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Old 09-13-2009, 10:32 PM   #1
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OK, I have an outlet that has gone out and the rest of the outlets on that line. However, the first outlet still works because when I turn off the breaker for that line the first outlet is working.
I have tried replacing the outlets on both sides of the wall, outside and inside and still its not working and theres no electricity coming from the wires inside the wall.
The problem seems to be somewhere between the first 2 outlets, however I feel sure that its coming from that second outlet because it has been faulty for a while, had to jiggle the plug to get it to work at times, plus that outlet would get overloaded and throw the breaker off. However the wires coming from within the wall seem solid and doesnt seem as though its coming from there, plus as I said before theres no electricity there when I test the wires.
Baffled.

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Old 09-13-2009, 10:38 PM   #2
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Check the wires at the first receptacle.
As you have found replacing the others, it contains 2 sets of wires.

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Thats a good point, I'll try that.
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The problem could be in the working receptacle. Have you checked that?
If the wires are plugged into the pushin/back stab holes move them to the screws. Back stabs are a very common cause of this type of problem.
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JBFAN,
That was the problem, thank you very much, and to joed also.
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That was the problem, thank you very much, and to joed also.
It is nice to see that I know what I'am talking about!
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