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Old 12-19-2009, 06:17 PM   #1
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I have a 15 amp 125 volt outlet with a hot black wire but no power coming from the outlet. I changed the outlet with a new one but still same problem. Any ideas?

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Ok do you mean you have one set of wires, a black wire, a white wire, and a copper wire?

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If the wire (Black) is hot then you lost your Neutral Wire somewhere go to the closest outlet abd pull it out and check your wires
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Yes. I have one black, white and copper wire. I will check the neutral on the nearest outlet which unfortunately is the TV/entertainment and behind the armoir and not light. All of that is working correctly. When you say that I "lost" that wire, are you saying that it is not connected properly to the outlet at the TV? There may be a J-box in between those two and will check that as well.
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Yes. I have one black, white and copper wire. I will check the neutral on the nearest outlet which unfortunately is the TV/entertainment and behind the armoir and not light. All of that is working correctly. When you say that I "lost" that wire, are you saying that it is not connected properly to the outlet at the TV? There may be a J-box in between those two and will check that as well.
Yeah go back to the last working outlet on that run and make sure all is hooked up right. That is likely gonna be where your problem is. Have you used a meter to check between you ungrounded and grounded conductors or between your ungrounded conductor and ground?
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I do not have a voltage meter to check. I have a voltage detector which only shows the black wire as hot with nothing on the white. I have a circuit tester that plugs in and no lights come on.
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alright, go back to the last working receptacle on that run and see if everything is hooked up right, you likely have a bad connection.
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Will do. Thank you for your help.

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