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Old 02-06-2010, 03:07 PM   #1
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One of the wires that was a continuous feed grounded out and now we have lights that go bright and dim, blow dryer doesn't get as much power, how do we find where the problem is?

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Old 02-06-2010, 03:50 PM   #2
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One of the wires that was a continuous feed grounded out and now we have lights that go bright and dim, blow dryer doesn't get as much power, how do we find where the problem is?
I have absolutely NO idea what you are saying, and my crystal ball is in the shop.

What do you mean "grounded out"?
Where was this wire? In the wall that was removed?
Where is it now?

Details. We need details.

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>>> bright and dim

You have a loose or broken neutral wire.

Unplug all electronic equipment (includes microwave ovens and touch pad washing machines) from that circuit until you get it fixed.

Because the feed in a typical circuit daisy chains from one outlet location (receptacle location) to another, you will have to find out which locations are on this circuit and go in and tighten up the connections.

While you are at ti, connections made by pushing the wire ends into the back of the recepticle and the wires supposedly stay in place should be undone and redone by screwing the wires on to the screw terminals provided.
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I might need to recalibrate my crystal ball (dropped it the other day) but it says floating neutral. You have a multi wire branch circuit going to a jbox somewhere, one controls the outlets and the other the lights, and the neutral somehow got knocked.

In all seriousnous, yeah we'd need more details. Could also be a very loose wire so it's getting a bad contact. This is a dangerous situation (well so is floating neutral). Turn off/unplug everything and see what happens if you only have one device (use an incad bulb for testing).
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