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Receptacles Not Getting Full Power

January 25, 2020 by: Dave Rongey

Why Do I Have 70 Volts on a 120 Volt Receptacle? How to Troubleshoot and Repair Outlet Problems, The Most Common Problem with Electric Outlets and How to Repair Them.

Possible Causes of Lost Electrical Power

January 18, 2020 by: Dave Rongey

What would cause a circuit to loose power after an electrical storm? How to Diagnose Electrical Problems and Lost Power After Electrical Storm.

Does a GFCI Outlet Need to be Grounded?

November 21, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

Ed in New Jersey asks: Does a GFCI Outlet need to be grounded?

How to Fix a Microwave Oven that is Tripping a GFCI Outlet

October 6, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

Kathy in Fairfax, Virginia asks: The microwave will work on a regular outlet, just not a GFCI. Does the outlet in a cupboard have to be GFCI?

Electrical Problems after a Lightning Storm with Circuit Breaker

May 24, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

After a lightning storm problems with a Circuit Breaker.

Electrical Problems after a Lightning Storm Damages the Dryer

May 24, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

After a lightning storm problem with clothes dryer.

Electrical Problems after a Lightning Storm with Plugs and Dryer

May 24, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

After a lightning storm, some plugs don’t work and the dryer tries to come on, but will not start.

Question – Troubleshooting a Dryer Plug

April 24, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

What causes a 240 volt outlet to give only 120 volts?

Cut Extension Cord Causes Power Loss to Outlets

November 30, 2018 by: Dave Rongey

How Can I Fix a Outlet that Lost Power after an Extension Cord Has Been Cut or Damaged? How to Locate and Restore the Power to an Outlet Circuit Has Lost Power.

How to Fix a Tripping GFI Outlet For a Refrigerator or Freezer

March 5, 2018 by: Dave Rongey

How Can I Fix a Tripping GFCI Outlet for a Refrigerator? Solve the Problem of a Tripping GFCI Refer or Freezer Outlet.

Outdoor Wiring for a GFCI Outlet

October 3, 2017 by: Dave Rongey

How to Install Electrical Wiring for a GFCI Outlet in an Outdoor Location: The Most Common Method for Installing Electrical Cable and Wiring for Outdoor GFCI Outlets.

Converting Light Fixture Voltage

November 12, 2014 by: Dave Rongey

Changing Light Fixture Voltage: 120 to 220 Volt Light Fixture Conversion, I moved to another country from the US and brought three 120 volt lamps that I would like to use here.

Electrical Wiring for Two GFCI Outlets

August 29, 2014 by: Dave Rongey

How to Wire Two GFI Outlets: GFCI Outlets and Circuit Breakers, Bathroom GFCI Outlet, GFCI Outlet Circuit for a Bathroom, GFCI Wiring Diagrams.

Solve GFCI Circuit Faults

September 3, 2011 by: Dave Rongey

I have a GFCI outlet in the garage that protects all the outlets inthe garage, bathrooms and outside. It trips 4-6 time a week…

Electrical Troubleshooting Home Electrical Problems

August 27, 2010 by: Dave Rongey

an air conditioner has all of a sudden stopped working. It seems to have a 120V plug. Can a Socket go bad, could it be a wire, or the circuit breaker itself…

Why Summer Heat May Cause Problems with Electrical Circuits

July 16, 2010 by: Dave Rongey

This is a very common electrical problem that occurs when the outside temperatures rise which will cause the electrical loads…

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