Articles about Troubleshooting
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.
Identifying the Cause of Lost Power to a Home Electrical Circuit: The process of troubleshooting to find the electrical problem.
What happened to make my outlets stop working? How to Identify and Repair Outlets, The most common reasons why wall outlets stop working and how they are repaired.
How to Identify Problems with Main Electrical Service Voltage: Main electrical service with incorrect Line Power and Neutral Voltage readings.
How to Identify the Cause when Power is Lost to an Electrical Outlet Circuit: Methods to identify the majority of the home electrical wiring problems and outlet wiring failures.
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.
I have two circuits in my home that will go off but the circuit breaker does not trip off as if a loss of power: Checklist to Help Identify the Cause of Electrical Circuit Loss.
I lost power in my garage, how can I fix this? Why Garage Outlets Trip Off and How to Reset the Power.
How to Identify an Electrical Problem: Tripping Main Circuit Breaker or Blown Fuse, What to do About a Home Electrical Problem.
How can I troubleshoot a problem with a Multi-Wire Branch Circuit? The Difference Between Series and Parallel Electrical Circuit Wiring.
Glen in Texas asks; Light Fixture Problems and How to Fix Them: Identify a Problem Wire Splice, Repairing an Electrical Wire Splice.
How can I find out why my outlets are not working? How to Identify Electrical Wiring Problems with Outlets, Checking Outlet Wiring, Troubleshooting an Outlet Circuit.
What could be causing the copper ground and neutral wire be hot? Power went out in bathroom and I checked the circuit breaker, and the GFCI and it seems fine.
Why White Wires are Sometimes Used for Light Switches: Wiring Light Switches with White Wires
GFI and GFCI Questions: The GFCI Does Not Always Trip, Lost Power to Other Plugs and Light, The GFI to my Bathroom Quit Working. How to Fix Common Problems with GFCI Outlets, Guide to Troubleshoot and Repair a GFCI Outlet Problem.
I had this same thing happen to me. What I finally discovered is that the cable from the monitor to the computer was…