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shakydoctor 01-01-2013 11:24 AM

electrical light circuit crossed with recept circuit
 
I plug in a vacuum and the lights come on in ding room. Also other receptacles dont work. Where do i start.

fa_f3_20 01-01-2013 11:36 AM

Sounds like a floating neutral. Do you have lights that are excessively bright? If so, call your power company right away. This is a dangerous situation.

jbfan 01-01-2013 11:45 AM

Loose connection from that receptacle to down stream receptacles.
Wiggle the plug with the vac plugged in and see if the light flickers.

Jim Port 01-01-2013 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jbfan (Post 1083947)
loose connection from that receptacle to down stream receptacles.
Wiggle the plug with the vac plugged in and see if the light flickers.

x2 ..............

Stubbie 01-01-2013 12:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jbfan (Post 1083947)
Loose connection from that receptacle to down stream receptacles.
Wiggle the plug with the vac plugged in and see if the light flickers.

....x3

fa_f3_20 01-01-2013 12:08 PM

You guys are probably right. I jumped to a conclusion based on the OP's "other outlets don't work" statement.

Speedy Petey 01-01-2013 01:03 PM

When someone makes a post like the OP and asks "Where do I start?", my first impression is to say "Call an electrician".
We know nothing of the OP's capabilities, experience or tools/testing equipment.


shakydoctor, can you tell us a bit more about this situation and your level of expertise?

dmxtothemax 01-01-2013 08:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shakydoctor (Post 1083929)
I plug in a vacuum and the lights come on in ding room. Also other receptacles dont work. Where do i start.

Has someone wired an recepticule into a switch loop ?
bad neutral also poss'
Loose connecttion somewhere ?
Unless it's something simple like a loose wire
then it's not really something for a novice to fix.
Recomend an electricain !


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