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Articles about Electrical Troubleshooting

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.



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.



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.



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.



Electrical Troubleshooting Lights that Flicker or Dim


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.



Wiring a Receptacle for a Lift Pump for a Septic System


Wiring a Lift Pump Circuit Works for a Septic System: How a Float Switch Works for Turning On a Septic Pump.



Electrical Wiring Safety and Home Inspections


How to Troubleshoot Home Electrical Wiring Problems: Testing Electric Circuit Wiring, Home Electrical Wiring Inspection, Upgrading Older Home Electrical Wiring.



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.



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.



Why Do I Have Lower Voltage Readings?


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.



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.



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.



Why No Power to Wall Sockets


How to Get Your Wall Sockets and Outlets Working Again: The problem could be at one of the wall sockets or outlets where the wiring connects to the outlet or it could be a wiring splice in one of the outlet boxes within the outlet circuit.



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 Repair a Defy 521 Electric Stove


My Defy 521 Stove control has stopped working, what should I check? The Most Common Problems with a Defy Electric Stove Control and How to Repair Them.



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