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slaya 03-13-2009 03:46 PM

Recepticle doesn't have enough power?
 
Hey guys..

I have 1 electrical recepticle in a bedroom which isn't supplying "enough" juice. Meaning, the light tester comes up VERY dim once I test it, though the rest of the house comes through with a very BRIGHT light on the test. Also, anything I plug into this outlet doesn't power up.

After shutting off the breaker, I checked out the recepticle and it has 1 white wire, and 1 black wire connected to it, I even changed the recepticle unit with a working one, and the same dillema occurs. Any ideas?

jbfan 03-13-2009 05:02 PM

You need to check the outlet that feeds that one.
It may have a loose connection.

Yoyizit 03-13-2009 05:29 PM

Depending on your type of tester (neon?), it may not be connected at all.

slaya 03-14-2009 12:46 AM

Thanks dude, that was it. there was a loose connection at the recepticle leading to that one. :)

jbfan 03-14-2009 10:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slaya (Post 244346)
Thanks dude, that was it. there was a loose connection at the recepticle leading to that one. :)

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