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Articles about Electrical Troubleshooting

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.



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.



Why The Oven Makes The House Power Go Back On


How to Identify the Cause of Lost Power to the House: Indications of a Potentially Serious Electrical Problem – Problems such as this may include damage to the internal electrical panel and possibly the electrical wiring and components.



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 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.



Troubleshooting a GFCI Problem In a Shed


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



Home is Loosing Power Several Times a Day


Is there a Problem in the Electric Breaker Box? Common problems that cause lost power to home light fixtures and outlets.



Why a Shed Has Lost Power and the Repair Process


How to Repair Lost Electrical Power to an Outdoor Shed: Guide to Repair Lost Power to a Shed



Why Wall Sockets and Outlets Stop Working


Electrical Troubleshooting for an Outlet and The Reason Why Most Wall Sockets and Wall Outlets Are Not Working…



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.



Why an Outdoor LED Light Can Trip a GFI Outlet


Why does an outdoor LED light fixture trip a GFI Outlet? This electrical wiring question is about an Electrical Problem with a GFCI Outlet in the Back Yard of a Old Home that is connected to an LED Light Fixture.



When Aluminum Wiring Becomes a Real Fire Hazard


Can you replace a 15 amp circuit breaker with a 20 amp circuit breaker if the wire is 12 gauge and it’s protected by a 15 amp fuse at the load? The Dangers of Aluminum Wiring and an Incorrect Circuit Breaker Size Can Lead to a Fire Hazard.



Repairing Electrical Outlets That Do Not Work


How Can I Fix Outlets that Do Not Work? How to Troubleshoot Outlet Wiring Problems and Make Repairs.



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.



Causes of Electrical Power Problems


I lost power to part of my house, what could be the problem? Common Causes of Lost Power or No Circuit Power, How to Troubleshoot the Cause of Home Electrical Circuit Problems.



Identifying Problems With an Electrical Circuit


How to Deal with Potential Electrical Problems: I have a whole circuit that goes out and then comes back on after about three hours



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