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Opp 12-15-2011 06:56 PM

Electrical circuit
4 outlets in one room just quit at the same time, 2 outlets each on 2 different fuses (after 16 yrs of no problems). One of the circuits includes a ceiling light which works. A voltage tester shows there IS power to all the outlets. I changed all the outlets to new but no joy.
A tester shows one circuit has one good outlet & one hot ground reverse outlet (the circuit w/ the working ceiling light). The other circuit gives no reading from either outlet (but voltage tester says there's power). Any ideas???

Billy_Bob 12-15-2011 08:00 PM

Check out the still working outlets right next to these.

dmxtothemax 12-15-2011 08:02 PM

You have mosy likely lost the neutral side,
to that circuit/branch.
That would explain the hot reading.

joed 12-15-2011 08:03 PM

Open neutral. All your readings are telling the neutral wire is open. Check the working devices on the circuit as well as the dead ones and the switches.

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