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Testing and Repairing Outlet Wiring

How to Test and Repair Outlet Wiring – Having a Circuit Analyzer style plug in tester that will check the power and polarity of your home receptacle outlets is invaluable.


Repairing an Outlet Problem

Electrical Question: How do I fix an outlet problem when my tester shows that the hot and ground are reversed?

I have two floor outlets in a small room that I use for my office. One morning last week I had both computers running and a couple of hours later they were dead. Resetting the circuit breaker didn’t restore power to them and my pocket tester reported that the hot and ground were reversed. Is this something I need an electrician to fix or should I just turn the breaker off again and reset the wires to the outlets?

Thanks.
– Steve

This electrical wiring question came from: Steve, a Homeowner from Modesto, California.
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Steve.

How to Test and Repair Outlet Wiring

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