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Why do my outlets have 120 volts and nothing works?
By Dave Rongey - Summary:|
In my house a series of outlets are reading 120V on the meter but when I plug something into any of them the device does not…
Electrical Question from Dominick about outlets that do not work
Thanks for your electrical question Dominick.
First I must state this: NEVER replace a circuit breaker with a larger size. This creates the potential to overheat the circuit wiring and which could cause a house fire!
Here are a few questions I have about this:
How are you testing for voltage at the outlets?
If your testing hot to ground then make sure to also test hot to neutral.
There could be a problem where the neutral wire is open.
Did this just occur by itself, or has the wiring been altered or new wiring installed recently?
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