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Identifying The Cause Of a Dimming Light Circuit

Updated: January 26, 2020 by: Dave Rongey

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 Circuit Wiring.

Receptacles Not Getting Full Power

Updated: 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.

Electric Stove Hot Plates Not Heating

Updated: January 23, 2020 by: Dave Rongey

Why are my Defy Stove hot plates not heating up all the way? How to Repair or Replace DEFY Hot Plates.

Checking Light Fixture Wiring Connections

Updated: January 22, 2020 by: Dave Rongey

I am adding more light fixtures, the new lights do not work, but the original light does work, what did I do wrong? Common Problems with Light Fixtures and Dimmer Switches and How to Fix Them.

Why Do I Have Lower Voltage Readings?

Updated: January 19, 2020 by: Dave Rongey

Ed in Kansas asks; Why is there only 48volts between the neutral and ground on an electric outlet? How to Identify the Cause of a Low Voltage Condition of an Outlet.

Possible Causes of Lost Electrical Power

Updated: 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.

How Can I Discover What is Tripping Off my Circuit Breaker?

Updated: January 17, 2020 by: Dave Rongey

How can I find out what is tripping a circuit breaker? How to Identify an Electrical Problem and Circuit Failure.

Stop Smoke Detector False Alarms Once and For All

Updated: January 14, 2020 by: Dave Rongey

Azad in Illinois asks: Why Do my The Smoke Detectors Keep Going Off During the Night? How to Stop Smoke Detector False Alarms.

How to Repair a Light Switch Circuit

Updated: January 6, 2020 by: Dave Rongey

How to Locate and Repair Faulty Electrical Wiring for Lighting: Secrets of Successful Electrical Troubleshooting Methods used to solve the majority of the home electrical problems

Identifying GFCI Circuit Problems

Updated: December 8, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

Mike in Wyoming asks; How can I find out what is tripping a GFCI Breaker? Problems that Cause GFCI Circuits to Trip, Clearing the GFCI Circuit of Possible Problem Devices.

Why a EV Charging Station is Tripping a Circuit Breaker

Updated: December 2, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

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.

Troubleshooting a GFCI Problem In a Shed

Updated: November 5, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

Lee in San Jose, California asks: How to Troubleshoot GFCI Circuit Wiring: Methods of GFCI Protected Wiring, Troubleshooting GFCI Circuit Wiring in a Shed.

How to Troubleshoot Home Electrical Power Problems

Updated: October 22, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

Bob in Elkhart, Indiana asks: Electrical Power will Go Out and Come Back On, Problems With the Main Electrical Panel, Checking Individual Electrical Circuits. How to Locate Home Electrical Power Problems: Most Common Steps for Electrical Troubleshooting for Power Problems,

How to Repair a Hair Blow Dryer Outlet that Stopped Working

Updated: October 17, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

Jake in Kenosha, Wisconsin asks; How to Repair a Hair Blow Dryer Outlet: When the hairdryer stops working and the outlet does not have power then the problem is typically the circuit and can be resolved easily.

Outlets Stopped After Heavy Rains

Updated: October 1, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

Doug from San Antonio, TX asks: When Electrical Outlets Stop Working: Storm related problems with electrical systems may be easy to fix, or may require an electrical repair job.

Why Circuit Breakers Trip Off and What To Do Next

Updated: October 1, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

Mona from Daly City, California asks: What Causes a Circuit Breaker to Trip Off? The Most Common Problems that Cause a Tripping Circuit Breaker.

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