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Articles about Electrical Repair

Fix Bedroom Outlets that Do Not Work


Why do the plugs in the bedroom area not work? Bedroom Electrical Outlet Problems and How to Fix Them, Repairing Outlets and Electrical Connections.



Electric Dryers or Ranges with a Quad Circuit Breaker


Quad Circuit Breakers Save Space in Approved Electrical Panels – As described in this question, a quad circuit breaker may be used in panels that are approved for tandem circuit breakers, and a quad breaker is essentially two special tandem circuit breakers that are connected and have the required tie bar or handle for the 240 volt circuits.



Occupancy Sensors 3-Way and 4-Way Switches


How do I wire a motion a sensor to control lights? How to Wire 3-Way and 4-Way Occupancy Sensors to replace existing 3-way switches.



How to Fix a Wiring Problem that Causes Electrical Trouble


Should a white neutral wire have voltage when the circuit breaker is off? A multiwire circuit has been improperly installed, which is causing electrical problems within the home.



Converting a 240 Volt Circuit to 120 Volt


How to Convert a Circuit from 240volt to 120volt: The Basics of converting a Dedicated 240 Volt Circuit to a 120 Volt Circuit.



How to Repair Water Damaged Electrical Equipment


How can I Restore a Water Damaged Electric Motor and Electrical Equipment? How to Repair Water Damaged Motors and Electrical Equipment, The Process to Help Restore Water Damaged Electrical Equipment.



How to Repair a Garbage Disposal


My garbage disposal is not working, what should I do? Key Items to Check to Repair a Garbage Disposal that Does Not Work.



Why Part of a Home Lost Power


What will cause lost electric power to part of our home? Electrical Problems that Could Cause a Home to Not Have Full Electrical Power or Abnormal Power.



How to Know if your AC Circuit Breaker or Fuse is Correct


How to Troubleshoot and Fix the Most Common Air Conditioner Problems: Guide to Air Conditioner Specifications and AC Unit Troubleshooting.



Heat Pump Problems and Electrical Power


How to Troubleshoot Heat Pump Problems: My heat pump isn’t working right, is there a problem with the home electrical service or local utility transformer and the heat pump circuit breaker?



Identifying The Cause Of a Dimming Light Circuit


What is causing my lights to be dim? How to Identify and Fix the Cause of Dim Lights, Dim Lights may be a Indication of an Electrical Problem, How to Check Electric Circuit Wiring.



Wiring a Time Switch for a Outside Light Fixture


How can I replace a wall switch with a time switch for my outside lights? How to Wire a Timer Switch for Outdoor Lights, The Most Common Wire Colors and Connections for a Time Switch and How to Connect Them.



Nicked Electrical Outlet Wiring and Greasy Stuff


While replacing sheet-rock in my kitchen I notice the wire coming from an outlet had blackish brown sorta greasy stuff running down the wire. How to Repair Nicked Electrical Wire and Cables.



Help to Identify Outlet Power Failures


After a power outage some of the power outlets in my home quit working, what should I check? How to Identify Home Power Outage and Electrical Circuit Failures.



Why An Electric Furnace May Cause Flickering Lights


Why do lights in the house flicker when the electric furnace comes on? Troubleshooting Heating Furnace and Electrical Problems.



How to Test Electrical Circuits for a Home Generator


Home Generator Circuits Explained – Electrical load testing for home generator circuits can produce some puzzling results, especially when measuring incandescent lighting loads and other 120 volt circuit loads.



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