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Why an Outlet Circuit Turns On and Off

Why does an outlet cut out and then it comes back on? How to Repair Outlet Circuit Problems, Common Receptacle Outlet Problems and How to Fix Them.


Electrical Outlet Circuit Problem
Electrical Question: Why does an outlet cut out and then it comes back on?

I have this outlet that has a Yamaha or Bose home theater receiver that when I raise the volume below -30 dB, the power in the outlet blows the circuit. The receiver is 400 watts.

This electrical troubleshooting repair question came from: Andrew, a Homeowner from Long Island, NY.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical troubleshooting question Andrew.

How to Repair Outlet Circuit Problems

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.

Common Receptacle Outlet Problems and How to Fix Them

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