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Old 01-01-2010, 07:05 PM   #1
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Mystery Receptacle


In my in-laws' house, there is a receptacle in the basement that would not work. I plugged in my tester and it said there was an open neutral. I opened it up and there was a loose neutral wire. After connecting it, there is no response at all from the tester. I replaced the receptacle with the same result. I've replaced over 100 of these things, so I know how to do it right.

This receptacle is on the same circuit as the outside one (which does not work) and a GFCI receptacle in the basement bathroom (which works). Any ideas?

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Go back to the last working receptacle and check your connections there.

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Is there a GFCI by the electrical panel? It might be fed from a GFCI
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