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Articles about Electrical Troubleshooting

Checking Light Fixture Wiring Connections


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.



Electric Stove Hot Plates Not Heating


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



Lost Power to Garage Outlets


How to Check the Electrical Circuit for Garage Outlets



Receptacles Not Getting Full Power


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.



Stop Smoke Detector False Alarms Once and For All


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



Outside Lights Stopped Working after a Rain Storm


Power runs from the house to an exterior driveway gate where we have two photocell lights on top of rock columns. After heavy rains our outside lights stopped working and a GFCI outlet tripped off.



Why Circuit Breakers Trip Off and What To Do Next


What Causes a Circuit Breaker to Trip Off? The Most Common Problems that Cause a Tripping Circuit Breaker.



What to do About a Tripping Circuit Breaker


How to Fix Tripping Circuit Breakers: Why Circuit Breakers Trip and What You Can Do When a Circuit Breaker Trips and the Electricity Is Off.



Why a Garage Lost Power to Outlets


I lost power in my garage, how can I fix this? Why Garage Outlets Trip Off and How to Reset the Power.



Bathroom Light Not Working Then Check This


I have a light switch that has no power to turn on the ceiling light in the bathroom: Electrical Troubleshooting for a Bathroom Light Problem.



How to Wire a Ceiling Fan in an Older Home


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.



Damaged Extension Cord Causes Outlets to Stop Working


How to Reset GFCI Outlets and Circuit Breakers to Restore Electrical Power: Locating and Testing GFCI Outlets and Circuit Breakers.



Troubleshooting a Door Bell Chime


How do I wire a doorbell chime unit? How to Fix a Door Bell Problem, The Most Common Problems with Doorbells and How to Fix Them.



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


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



Why a EV Charging Station is Tripping a Circuit Breaker


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.



Causes of Lost Electrical Power to Outlets


Why have I lost power to my electric outlets? How to Troubleshoot Lost Power to Outlets: Repairing an Outlet Circuit Problem, Circuit Problems or Faults, Checking Outlets and Electrical Circuit Wiring.



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