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Articles about Trouble Shooting Questions


Receptacles Not Getting Full Power

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

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.


Cut Extension Cord Causes Power Loss to Outlets

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

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.


Electrical Wiring for Two GFCI Outlets

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.


Outdoor Wiring for a GFCI Outlet

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

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 Troubleshooting Home Electrical Problems

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…


Solve GFCI Circuit Faults

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…


Why Summer Heat May Cause Problems with Electrical Circuits

By Dave Rongey

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


Electrical Question From Michael about Troubleshooting

By Dave Rongey

I have a electrical heated floor and had to shorten the wire in the floor.


Question – There is Power Going to the Fixture, But it Still Isn’t Working

By Dave Rongey

Because your old existing fixture stopped working it seems that there is a problem with the fixture circuit.


Question – Identifying the Wires

By Dave Rongey

Why do I have two black wires on the fixture?


Question – Dimmer Switches Can Cause Bulbs to Hum

By Dave Rongey

The humming you hear is actually the bulb filament vibrating.


Question – Halogen Bulbs

By Dave Rongey

Do halogen bulbs smell when they’re about to go out?


Question – Troubleshooting a Dryer Plug

By Dave Rongey

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


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