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How to Repair an Electrical Circuit with a Low Volt Reading

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Low Voltage due to a Lost Connection – The circuit wiring would need to be checked starting with the…

Electrical Troubleshooting Low Voltage

Electrical Troubleshooting Question: The other day when I plugged in a T.V. I had just gotten,the power to my lighting and receptacles in the front of my house quit working, I checked the breakers (they seemed fine)so I got out my V/O meter (I’m a HVAC contractor) and when I tested the wall receptacles I got a reading of 2.4-5.6 volts however when I utilized the neutral from a drop cord plugged into a still working plug in another room,the line would test 110 volts on one side of the light switch but 2.4-5.6 on the other side (the switch was off)
Please help !

This home electrical repairs question came from: Brian, from Thornton, Colorado
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Additional Comments: Seems well organized and easy to use.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical troubleshooting question Brian

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