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Microwave Oven Does Not Work Hood Fan Does


Should I unplug the Microwave Oven or Keep Using the Hood Exhaust Fan? This electrical wiring question involves a High Electric Bill and a Microwave Hood Exhaust Fan in the Kitchen of a Home.



Why Kitchen Outlets Stop Working


Why am I having problems with my kitchen sockets or breakers? How to Troubleshooting and Repair a Kitchen Outlet Circuit.



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.



Installing Electrical Wiring For Post Lights


How to Install and Troubleshoot Wiring For Outdoor Post Lights: Checking the Wiring, Connections to the GFI, Post Light Wiring.



How to Replace a 3 Way Switch with a 3 Way Dimmer Switch


How to Wire 3Way Dimmer Switches: Common 3Way Dimmer Switch Wire Connections and Light Level Adjustments, Wiring Two 3Way Dimmer Switches.



Wiring a Hot Tub 50 AMP GFCI Circuit


How to Wire a Hot Tub Circuit: Electrical Codes and Details for Spa and Hot Tub Wiring. Essentials for your installation, including the required GFCI ground fault protection and circuit wire size.



Real Estate Agents and Home Electrical Inspections


Why is the Electrical Code so important when Selling a Home and having a Home Inspection? Home Inspections and Electrical Code Violations, Deciding what to do if a home inspection discovers electrical problems.



How to Make Sure Your Electric Bill is Correct


How to Get Relief From High Electric Bills and Incorrect Utility Charges: If you think your electric bill is incorrect or too high then here are some things you can do.



220 Volt Appliance Wiring Requirements


Why do most 220 volt appliances not use a white common neutral wire? How to Wire a 220 Volt Appliance.



How to Update Basement Electrical Wiring


Brent in Michigan asks; I am Updating a Basement Electric Panel and Circuit Wiring: How to update the wiring in a home where the main panel is in the basement with a couple of fuse boxes and replacing this with a circuit breaker box.



Generators and Power Quality


How to Select the Right Generator for Your Home Electrical Requirements



I Lost Power to My House How Do I Fix It?


Why did I Lose Power to Part of my House? How to Turn the Power Back on to Your House.



Replacing Outlets Without Ground Wires


How to Replace an Electrical Outlet When There is No Ground Wire: If the electrical box is metal then the ground wire should also be attached to the metal box using an approved grounding screw.



Electrical Wiring for Generator Connections


Why you should never connect a generator in such a way as to back-feed your electrical system. This is extremely dangerous not only to your home but also the electrical utility crews who may be working on downed electrical wires.



Replace a Light Switch with a Programmable Switch


We are trying to replace our front porch light switch with a Honeywell programmable wall switch, model RPLS540A. We have a ground wire attached to the current light switch with a screw.



Christmas Holiday Lights and Voltage Considerations


How to Check The Voltage Specifications of Your Christmas Lights and LED Lights and Avoid Problems



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