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How to Repair Signal Loss for a Dish Network TV


How can I fix a problem that causes interference with with my TV reception? Problems with TV signal and How to Repair Them.



GFCI Receptacle for Hydro Massage Jetted Tub


Does a hydro massage tub require GFCI protection with reset and test buttons? How to Make Sure You Have GFCI Electrical Circuit Protection for a Jacuzzi Tub.



Why an Outlet May Spark When Plugged Into


Why did I see a spark when I plugged into an electric outlet? Why A Spark May Be Seen When a Cord is Plugged In: Electricity and a Load Spark.



Why Christmas Lights Make the Outlet Trip Off


Why do my Christmas lights keep tripping the outlet outside of my house? Common Problems that Cause Christmas Lights to Turn Off.



Installing an Electrical Outlet for a Wall Mounted TV


How to Install an Electrical Outlet for a Wall Mounted TV – There are some great cut-in boxes that can be used in either the wall or the ceiling which will avoid having to open up the wall.



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.



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 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.



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