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I’m a newbie and this might be a dumb question, I tested the outlet about 3 weeks ago. I tied it again and the tester threw a few sparks and now it doesn’t work at all. Can anyone point me in the right direction to fix this
 

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Turn off the breaker for this circuit and then remove the receptacle from the wall. Post a picture without disconnecting the wires. If any of the wires fall off you likely found your problem.

Your (receptacle?) tester might be cooked.
 

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A picture showing the rear of the receptacle would help. It may be the all to common case of a receptacle that was connected by the "back stab" holes provided for that purpose. It causes a lot of failures and isn't recommended.

Be sure to turn off the breaker to kill the power to that circuit before pulling the receptacle for inspection. Post a picture of the rear of the receptacle and also of the inside of the wall box would also help to make sure you aren't working on a multi-wire circuit before disconnecting the receptacle, if that becomes necessary. It's a safety issue.
 
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