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Old 05-28-2012, 08:12 PM   #1
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WEll using the maicowavethe other day it died. found a few outlets and light also on same circuit dont work. no breakers tripped. i noticed well inspecting a outlet when you touch the ground to the nutral the circuit come alive. not sure what that means any help would be great if more info is needed i will do my best to give it

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Bad Neutral somewhere (ie came loose down the line). What you are doing right now, by touching ground & Neutral together is playing with fire.

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After you turn off the breaker---remove that outlet from the box and test the wires---tell us what you find--
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i was pushing the out let back in the wall and it touched. it only touched for a few secounds the i got it to not tuch i new enough to not let them touch
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The failed connection may be in the box you were playing with. A heavy load can cause the connection to fail.

If not in this box look upstream.
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IM having a hard time figuring out which breaker it is the box is labled poorly.
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You said that the tester lit up when you poke it into the neutral and ground?

If so--leave it lit and keep flipping breakers until the tester goes out--
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i just turned every breaker off and got the wife out of bed to help me. i found the breaker and i think i have a full list of what lights, rooms, and outlets are on it. looks like the hole circuit is not dead just half of it
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Likely you have a bad connection--could be an outlet that is used as a carry through has failed--

use the tester--could well be that the power is good and the neutral has gone bad--

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