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Electrical Question about Basement Outlets That Are Not Working


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Currently the outlets on the far side of the rooms have both stopped working. I have changed out the outlet…

Electrical Question from Cory about Electrical Wiring
Background: Cory, a Homeowner from Colorado Springs, CO

Question: I Have two rooms in my basement with 4 outlets in each room. Currently the outlets on the far side of the rooms have both stopped working. I have changed out the outlets still nothing. There is power in both outlets on either side of the outlet. The outlets on the shared wall have power coming in and leaving. Any recommendations? What should I try next?

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Cory.  It seems that there is a short in the circuit. All splices or connections in the involved outlets boxes need to be checked for a loose or deteriorated connection. Once the problem is found repairs to any burnt or damaged wring will need to be repaired.

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