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Heated Outlet and the Cause of Lost Power


How to Repair Wiring and Splices in Outlet Boxes: Be sure to double check the wiring and any splices in the outlet box where you have seen the heated neutral.



Could there be a Problem with our Main Circuit Breaker?


Why does our house have partial power, is there a problem with our panel? Electrical storms, or changing an outlet that shorts out and causes sparks can cause a number of problems with the home electrical system.



Lightning Strikes Can Damage Electrical Wiring


We had a lightning strike our tree in our front yard. A circuit breaker tripped in the breaker box. It would not reset…



How to Locate an Electrical Wiring Problem


I have a very unique problem in a home where on a 20 amp circuit the bare conductor is carrying the positive or hot side of the 120 volt and the black conductor is acting as the ground and the white is the neutral.



Why Is My Voltage Not Right After My Circuit Breaker Tripped Off?


How to Restore an Electric Circuit: Check the voltage of both legs of power to ground, or test receptacle outlets and devices in the home. If it is found that the voltage is still not correct you may need to call a qualified electrical contractor to make a few tests to identify the problem and make the necessary repairs.



Causes of Dim or Flickering Lights


What would cause lights to flicker and go dim then brighter? Common Problems that Cause Dim and Flickering Lights.



Light Fixture Circuit Wiring


How to Make Electrical Wiring Connections for Home Light Fixtures: Typical Wiring Mistake with Light Fixture and How to Fix It.



Causes of Incorrect Electrical Voltage


Why is the Voltage wrong at the Electric Service Panel? How to Troubleshoot Incorrect Voltage Readings.



How to Identify GFCI Outlet Problems


What is causing a GFCI Outlet to trip off? How to Identify and Correct GFCI Outlet Problems, The Most Common Problems with GFCI Outlets, Troubleshoot, Locate and Fix GFCI Outlet Problems.



You Replaced A Light Switch – Now Things Do Not Work Right


I replaced a switch but now some things are not working right, how do I fix this? How to Fix Light Switch Wiring.



Adding a LED Light Fixture with a Dimmer Switch


Will my existing lights work with a new LED light fixture? Adding a Non Dimmable LED Light Fixture.



Troubleshooting Half Power At The Electrical Panel


The breaker panel in my house will only let every other breaker work…



How to Identify the Cause of Lost Power


Why have I lost power to my lights and outlets? How to Identify the Cause of Lost Electrical Power, Common Problems that Cause a Tripped Circuit Breaker or Lost Power.



Why A Bathroom Light May Not Be Working


Why are my Bathroom Lights Not Working? Some bathroom GFI outlets may provide power to the bathroom light fixture. the bathroom GFI outlet should be checked to see if it has tripped off.



Cause of No Power to a Home Electrical Circuit


Identifying the Cause of Lost Power to a Home Electrical Circuit: The process of troubleshooting to find the electrical problem.



Electrician Working With Voltage Problems at Main Service


How to Identify Problems with Main Electrical Service Voltage: Main electrical service with incorrect Line Power and Neutral Voltage readings.



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