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Articles about Electrical Repair

How to Repair a Kitchen Outlet Circuit


How to Fix a Damaged Outlet Circuit: Whenever I power up the circuit on the panel the breaker trips automatically.



How to Repair a Ceiling Fan Pull Chain Switch


What to do When a Pull Chain Switch Stops Working: How to Fix a Pull chain switch for light fixtures and ceiling fans.



Dealing with a New or Used Home with Questionable Electrical Wiring


Home Electrical Wiring Problems and How to Fix Them: Dealing with Questionable Electrical Wiring in a New or Older Home that May Cause Concerns.



Using a Circuit Tracer to Detect a Broken Electrical Wire


How can I locate a damaged or broken electrical wire inside a wall? Electrical Wire Locators and Circuit Tracers, What to Do if Electrical Wiring has been Damaged Inside a Wall.



How To Wire A Photocell To Control A Light Fixture


How do I to wire a photocell to a light fixture? A photocell can be used to control outdoor lights when installing into the electrical wiring as described here.



How To Fix Light Fixtures


Tips for Fixing Light Bulbs That Will Not Light Up in Most Any Light Fixture: This handy tip works for just about any light fixture.



Upgrading a Home Electrical Service Panel


How to Upgrade a Home Electrical Service – Planning for a successful home service panel upgrade.



How to Wire a Double Switch or Triple Switch


I want to add another switch or two at one location but I need help with the wiring. Wiring Guide for Wiring Two or Three Switches.



Installing Outlets Near Air Conditioning Ducts


David in Texas asks: I’m trying to find out what the minimum distance an electrical outlet has to be from air conditioner ducting. I’m mounting a projector that is near one of my air conditioner duct outlets.



Wiring a Switch for a Ceiling Fan


Don in Florida asks: How do I wire a Single Switch for a Ceiling Fan? Wiring a Single Switch for a Ceiling Fan.



How to Replace Electric Outlets


Richard in Erie Pennsylvania asks: How to Chose and Install the Right Electrical Outlet: How should I update all my outlets to three prong grounded receptacle outlets?



Identifying and Repairing Electrical Wiring


How to Identify Junction Box Electrical Wiring. A tester or meter may be used to identify the electrical wiring that may be found in the junction box.



Outlet Wiring Connections


I have an outlet that does not work properly. It is powered from an overhead light and when you plug something into the outlet the light blinks.



Microwave Oven Does Not Work Hood Fan Does


Should I unplug the Microwave Oven or Keep Using the Hood Exhaust Fan? This electrical wiring question involves a High Electric Bill and a Microwave Hood Exhaust Fan in the Kitchen of a Home.



How to Repair a Pull Chain Switch on a Ceiling Fan or Light Fixture


How do I repair a problem with a ceiling fan pull chain switch? Problems with Wiring a Pull Chain Light Switch and How to Fix Them, How to Replace and Wire a Pull Chain Switch.



Why Dusk to Dawn Fixtures Go On and Off


What would cause a dusk to dawn light fixture to turn on and off? How to Test Outside Motion Light Fixtures for the sensitivity of the motion detector.



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