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I have an outlet that does not work properly. It is powered from an overhead light and when you plug something into the outlet the light blinks.

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Question: I have an outlet that does not work properly. It is powered from an overhead light and when you plug something into the outlet the light blinks. When I use a multimeter on the plug it shows no power unless I touch the ground wire with one end and the neutral or hot wire with the other end.

This electrical question came from: Brent , from Sackville, Canada

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Thanks for your electrical question Brent

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