Articles about Electrical Troubleshooting
I am installing a ceiling fan in an old home where there are three wires in the box, how should I connect the wires? How to Connect the Wires for a Ceiling Fan in an Older Home: The Process for Identifying Wires for a Ceiling Fan.
Why are my Defy Stove hot plates not heating up all the way? How to Repair or Replace DEFY Hot Plates.
Why Do I Only 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.
What Causes a Circuit Breaker to Trip Off? The Most Common Problems that Cause a Tripping Circuit Breaker.
How to Identify the Cause of Flickering or Dim Lights:Our lights have been getting dim and flickering, sometimes worse than the others, why is this happening? The Most Common Causes of Flickering Lights and Dim Lights.
I am adding more light fixtures, the new lights do not work, but the original light does work, what did I do wrong? Common Wiring Problems with Light Fixtures and Dimmer Switches and How to Fix Them.
Why does an outlet cut out and then it comes back on? How to Repair Outlet Circuit Problems, Common Receptacle Outlet Problems and How to Fix Them.
Whit in North Carolina asks; Wiring a EV Charging Station: 240 volt 30 amp Electric Vehicle Charging Station, I’m having a problem with a tripping circuit breaker.
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.
How to Test Electrical Wiring for Outlets: I have a 120volt receptacle that does not work even though the voltage tester shows there is voltage at the receptacle.
Azad in Illinois asks: Why Do my The Smoke Detectors Keep Going Off During the Night? How to Stop Smoke Detector False Alarms.
Why does my volt meter show 114 volts but the outlets do not work? How to Troubleshoot Electrical Outlet Problems, Common Testing and Repairing Methods for Electric Outlet Problems.
How to Test and Repair a GFCI Circuit Problem: GFCI Outlets and Nuisance Tripping, Replacing a Faulty GFCI Outlet,
Making Electrical Wire Corrections, Testing and Wiring GFCI Outlets.
Electrical Power will Go Out and Come Back On: How to Locate Home Electrical Power Problems, Most Common Steps for Electrical Troubleshooting for Power Problems.
Installing and Wiring a Bath Exhaust Fan and Light: Power Sources for a Bath Exhaust Fan and Light, Power From a GFCI Outlet, Junction Box Wiring.
How to Troubleshoot and Repair a Light Fixture: Indications of Light Fixture Wiring Problems, Light Fixture Wiring Splices, Moisture or Water Leaks Around Light Fixtures, How to Check Light Fixture Wiring, Hot Light Bulbs That Cause Wiring Problems.