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Articles about Outlets

Troubleshooting Problems with Electrical Outlets


The electrical power in my bedroom is off and none of the wall outlets work: How to Understand Outlet Polarity Testing, When using a outlet tester on the outlets it reads that the hot and ground are reversed.



Installing a Switch Shorts a Wire and Trips Off The House


When installing a switch for a garbage disposal the power was on and the white wire grounded and tripped the breaker for the entire house: How to Repair Wiring Problems with Switches, Common Problems When Wiring Switches and How to Fix Them.



How to Test Receptacle Outlet Circuits


I have receptacles on one wall that appear to have power when tested but when I plug something in it does not work. How to Test a Receptacle for Voltage.



Electrical Wiring for Switched Wall Sockets


How to Wire a Wall Switched Outlets: Basic Wiring Configuration for Half Hot Outlets, Wiring Outlets to be Controlled by a Switch and Wiring Outlets to Not be Controlled by a Switch.



Making Changes to Wall Switch Wiring


Changes have been made to the wiring to a switch, and now when the switch is turned off the power also goes off to all the outlets in another room. How can this be corrected? Common Problems When Wiring Wall Switches and Outlets and How to Fix Them.



How to Wire GFCI Circuits and GFI Outlets


How to Wire GFCI Circuits and GFI Outlets: How do I wire a GFCI Breaker for more than one circuit?



How To Wire a Switched Outlet


How to Get Power to a Switched Outlet: Switched Outlet Wiring Diagrams.



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.



Wiring GFI Outlets in a Kitchen


Installing Kitchen Outlets on a GFI Circuit: How many outlets can you install in a kitchen after the GFCI receptacle.



Replacing an Outlet with a GFI Receptacle


How to Replace an Outlet with a GFI Outlet or GFCI Receptacle: Identifying Wires for GFI Connections.



Why Your Microwave Oven May Not Be Working


Troubleshooting a Microwave Oven Problem: Why did our microwave oven stop working?



Wiring a Switched or Half-Hot Outlet


Wiring a Half Hot Switched Outlet: Question, I’m trying to wire my top outlet to be always hot and the bottom outlet to a switch.



Kitchen Tile and Electrical Outlets and Wiring


How to Remove an Outlet from a Kitchen Counter Top or Tiled Wall: Keep Electrical Wiring Accessible, Removing an Outlet by Opening the Wall.



Kitchen Outlets and Circuit Wiring


Guide to Wiring Kitchen Electrical Circuits:Electrical Circuit Requirements for Kitchen Outlets, 120 Volt Small Appliance Circuits, 120 Volt Outlet Circuits, 240 Volt Dedicated Circuits.



Why Outlet Adapters are Not Safe and What the Alternatives Are


The Problem with 2Prong Ungrounded Outlets: The Risks Involved when Using Adapters and Solutions to Consider, Upgrade the Wiring or Install a Ground Wire to Make it Safe



Why No Power to Wall Sockets


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.



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