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How to Repair a Circuit that Stopped Working


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Electric Circuit Has Power But Does Not Work: How to Troubleshoot 120 volt Circuit Wiring.

Electric Circuit Repair

Electrical Question: The lights in my guest bathroom and the fan in that bathroom suddenly stopped working.

Background:
First of all, I consider myself a good handyman and know a lot of basic plumbing and electrical facts. I may give you tons of facts mainly because the rest of the internet has asked very basic questions.
Bathroom Electrical Problem

That’s about all I can give at this point.
Any help or direction is appreciated.

This electrical wiring question came from Chuck, in Gold Canyon, Arizona.

Additional Comments: Awesome!Thanks very much for having this web site.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Chuck, and your kind comments about the website.

Electric Circuit Has Power But Does Not Work

Application: Troubleshooting and Testing Electrical Circuit Wiring.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester or Continuity Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on experience and level of problem solving skills.
Precaution: Testing live wires is dangerous and should be done by an experienced individual only. Testing using a continuity tester should only be made after the circuit has been identified and turned OFF and Tagged.

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