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Old 10-04-2008, 06:39 PM   #1
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Outlet Don't Work


This morning when I woke up 5 of my outlets were not working. I replaced the circut breaker and that did not fix the problem. I pulled out all 5 of my plugs and inspected the wiring and everything looks fine. I do not know what else it could be!!! Any suggestions????

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You need to start with the panel, actually make sure power is being supplied to the circuit not working, then I would start looking for a bad connection, backstabbed device. Also, is this in an area where a GFCI may be installed?

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<P>They are not GFCI outlets.&nbsp; How would you know or test if you are getting power to the circut?</P>
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You need a multimeter or even a test light. Check for voltage to ground from the black to ground and from the black to neutral. Are the receptacles wired by stabbing the wires into the back? Or are the wires wrapped around screws? You either have an open hot, an open neutral, or both. If it is an open hot, your tester will not read anything. If it is an open neutral, you will have voltage between the black and ground, but none (or very little) between black and white.
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