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Old 12-15-2011, 07:56 PM   #1
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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???


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Old 12-15-2011, 09:00 PM   #2
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Check out the still working outlets right next to these.


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Old 12-15-2011, 09:02 PM   #3
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You have mosy likely lost the neutral side,
to that circuit/branch.
That would explain the hot reading.
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:03 PM   #4
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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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