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Troubleshooting a Bathroom Outlet Problem


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

I had an outlet go bad in a bathroom and there were popping and crackling sounds, what would cause this? How to Correct an Outlet Voltage Problem, Troubleshooting Outlet Wiring Connections, Neutral Wires and GFCI Outlet Circuits.

Bathroom Outlet Problem

Electrical Question: I had an outlet go bad in a bathroom and there were popping and crackling sounds, what would cause this?

Hope you can give me some advice.
Thanks,
Mike

This electrical wiring question came from: Mike, a Homeowner from Vancouver, Washington.

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

How to Correct a Outlet Voltage Problem

Application: Troubleshooting a Outlet Electric Circuit.
Skill Level: Advanced – Best repaired 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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  1. chuck says:

    I have a situation where there was a flourescent light up in the basement with a ballast there are two white wire hooked up and to black then there is a yellow and a red. the white is whith the red and the yellow with black and the ground wire was cut off not being used now i want to take that out and put in one light with a wall switch how do i connect the new sitch and new light which each has a b/w/g. how do i nertralize the neutral wire?