Originally Posted by Saturday Cowboy
since this was originally outside it might be on gfci
Speaking of GFCI, I had an electrician come by and replace all my outlets less than 6ft from a faucet to GFCI outlets. Turns out he installed one backwards (he connected the line to the load end and load to live on the GFCI module), and the result was that the outlet and all the downstream circuits were hot and the green GFCI light was lit, but the multimeter showed that it only had about 14V AC. Took me a while to figure it out, but once I flipped it back, everything started working again.
So sometmes the fact that the outlet is hot does not mean it has enough juice. Not sure if it's relevant in this case, but certainly good to know.