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Articles about Troubleshooting

Understanding Electrical Circuit Wiring


How can I troubleshoot a problem with a Multi-Wire Branch Circuit? The Difference Between Series and Parallel Electrical Circuit Wiring.



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.



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.



Repairing Electrical Outlets That Do Not Work


How Can I Fix Outlets that Do Not Work? How to Troubleshoot Outlet Wiring Problems and Make Repairs.



Why a Garage Lost Power to Outlets


I lost power in my garage, how can I fix this? Why Garage Outlets Trip Off and How to Reset the Power.



How To Troubleshoot Electrical Outlet Wiring Problems


How can I find out why my outlets are not working? How to Identify Electrical Wiring Problems with Outlets and Wall Plugs, Checking Outlet Wiring, Troubleshooting an Outlet Circuit.



Why Outlets Stop Working


How to Identify and Repair Outlets: What happened to make my outlets stop working? The most common reasons why wall outlets stop working and how they are repaired.



How To Wire Two Light Switches


How Can I Wire Two Light Switches to Control One Light Fixture? The Key to Wiring Light Switches, Wiring Three Way Switches and Four Way Switches.



What To Do When The Main Circuit Breaker Trips Off


How to Identify an Electrical Problem: Tripping Main Circuit Breaker or Blown Fuse, What to do About a Home Electrical Problem.



Why Electrical Outlets Do Not Have Full Power


Why do my Outlets not have Full Electrical Power? How to Troubleshoot Electrical Power Problems.



Causes of Inconsistent Voltage On a Circuit


Why is there inconsistent voltage on a lighting circuit? Possible causes of a Light Circuit with Incorrect Voltage.



Why Your Light Fixture May Not Be Working


Glen in Texas asks; Light Fixture Problems and How to Fix Them: Identify a Problem Wire Splice, Repairing an Electrical Wire Splice.



How to Repair a Tripping GFCI Outlet


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.



How to Identify Electrical Problems


Why did my lights and outlets stop working? Identifying Electrical Wiring Problems when lights and outlets are not working.



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.



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.



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