Articles about Electrical Troubleshooting
How to Fix a Power Problem with an Outlet and Lights: I have two lights and a receptacle that do not work but everything else works fine.
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 Troubleshoot Lost Power to a Home: Why a Home May Not Have Electrical Power, How to Reset a Main Electrical Circuit Breaker.
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.
I’m replacing a GFI outlet that did not work. Now the replacement also does not work: Wiring instructions and photo that show how GFI Outlets are wired.
Electrical Troubleshooting Tips for a Clothes Dryer: Dryer Outlet that is Not Working, testing the right circuit breaker.
How to Wire a Bathroom Exhaust Fan Switch and the Electrical Wiring Connections: I have to replace a bathroom ceiling exhaust fan with two switches for the fan and light, and a third leg continuing on to light the vanity.
Wiring a Lift Pump Circuit Works for a Septic System: How a Float Switch Works for Turning On a Septic Pump.
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.
How to Get Your Bathroom Lights Working – Start with the obvious, the light bulbs, then the light switch should be checked for power coming in and leaving up to the light fixtures, next this calls for some troubleshooting.
Wire Colors for Cars and What They Mean: Troubleshooting Car Electrical Wiring Problems – Car Owners Manual – Rewiring a car requires tracing wires or the help of a wiring schematic to make sure the connections are correct and fuses do not blow.
How to Check an Electrical Wall Outlet for Safety – Unchecked problems can turn into electrical hazards that can be prevented and easily corrected.
Understanding Split-Buss Electrical Panels: Dave explains that a split buss circuit breaker panel allows the upper circuits to remain energized while the bottom section is controlled by a separate circuit breaker.
Steps for Testing Electrical Power for a Pump Motor Circuit – Work you way back towards the controls and power source or electrical panel. It sounds like you lost one of the power legs of the motor circuit.
Wiring a Waterfall to connect a single pole on-off switch to the GFCI to shut off the device instead of unplugging it when..
Correctly Sizing Dimmer Switches – Understanding the importance of properly sizing a dimmer switch…