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ByDave Rongey © Ask the Electrician 2017 Author, Licensed Electrical Contractor
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Outlet Circuit Troubleshooting

How to Identify the Cause when Power is Lost to an Electrical Outlet Circuit: Methods to identify the majority of the home electrical wiring problems and outlet wiring failures.

Lost Power to Outlet Circuit Calls for Troubleshooting
Electrical Question: How do I troubleshoot an outlet circuit problem?

This electrical question came from: Chris, a Handyman from Kansas City, Missouri.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Chris.

Application: Troubleshooting an Outlet Circuit.
Skill Level: Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester or Volt Ohm Meter.
Estimated Time: Depends on the type and age of the electrical wiring and the access to the circuits and wiring to be evaluated.
Precaution: This is a project that should be performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor and typically requires specific tests of the electrical circuits.
Notice: Repairs to Home Electrical Wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes and installing new or replacement electrical parts or equipment may require a permit and inspections.

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