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No power to outlet

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I replaced 2 wall outlets and a light switch in the dining room. I pulled and replaced the wires in the back of the new as I was disconnecting from the old to make sure they were in the correct sequence. When I turned the power on, the light and fan in the ceiling work, but the outlets have no power. Our living room outlets are on the same circuit, so now I have no power to outlets in two rooms. I've heard about reversing the polarity of a house and screwing things up, but I followed the previous wiring. Any suggestions?
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If the receptacles you replaced are in the dining room it is likely you tripped a GFI in the kitchen. I guess that depends on the age of the house but I would take a look there first.
When you say 2 wire outlet you mean one black wire and one white wire? A four wire outlet is 2 blacks,2 whites? If so, look for power with your meter at the "4 wire" outlet, test between black and white and black and ground. One of those should have 120v.The fan could be ahead of the receptacles on the circuit so not affected. What was in the switch jbox when you opened it up?
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