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Old 11-14-2017, 09:25 AM   #1
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Electrical outlets / Light switches not working


Hello all, let me start off saying I am a novice.

The problem I am having is that the outlets and light switches on a certain circuit all have stopped working. The circuit breaker is fine and receiving 120 volts.

Part of the circuit are as follows:
1 Light switch
2x outlets
3x ceiling lights

The one light switch controls the 3 lights.

I used a multimeter on the one outlet and got 120v when I held the leads to the white wire and the copper wire, and 120v when I held the leads to the black wire and copper wire.

On the other outlet I only got 120v when I held the leads to the black wire/copper wire and nothing when I held the leads to the white/copper.

Any troubleshooting tips here would be appreciated. Thank you very much!
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:49 AM   #2
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loose connection somewhere.
Turn off the circuit breaker and pull out the non working receptacle and look for a loose connection. If the wires are connected via the back stab pushin connectors move them to the screws. If no problems in the bad receptacle then check the working one.
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