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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.



Why an Outlet Circuit Turns On and Off


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.



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.



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.



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.



How To Troubleshoot Wall Receptacle Problems


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.



How to 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.



My Voltage Seems Normal but the Outlet Will Not Work


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.



GFCI Testers for Outlet Wiring


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.



How to Troubleshoot Home Electrical Power Problems


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.



How to Wire a Bath Exhaust Fan and Light


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.



Sure Signs of Electrical Trouble with a Light Fixture


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.



Causes of Incorrect Electrical Voltage


Why is the Voltage wrong at the Electric Service Panel? How to Troubleshoot Incorrect Voltage Readings.



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.



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