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Articles about Electrical Troubleshooting

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 Receptacle Outlets are 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.



How to Troubleshoot and Repair an Electric Stove Power Problem


What would cause my electric stove to stop working and how can I fix it? Troubleshooting an Electric Stove Power Problem, The Most Common Problems with an Electric Stove Circuit.



Wiring Connections when Adding Light Fixtures


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.



Possible Causes of Lost Electrical Power


What would cause a circuit to loose power after an electrical storm? How to Diagnose Electrical Problems and Lost Power After Electrical Storm.



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.



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.



Identifying GFCI Circuit Problems


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.



Cut Extension Cord Causes Power Loss to Outlets


How Can I Fix a Outlet that Lost Power after an Extension Cord Has Been Cut or Damaged? How to Locate and Restore the Power to an Outlet Circuit Has Lost Power.



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.



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.



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 Repair a Light Switch Circuit


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.



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.



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 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.



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