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Articles about Troubleshooting

Why Bathroom Light Fixtures May Not Work


How to Get Your Bathroom Lights Working – Start with the obvious, the light bulbs, then the light switch should be checked for power coming in and leaving up to the light fixtures, next this calls for some troubleshooting.



Cause of Electrical Shock From A Guitar Amp


How to Repair a Guitar Amplifier – Prevent Electric Shock form a Guitar Amp: The important thing is to attach the ground wire to the metal chassis of the guitar amp. Cords can become frayed after a great deal of use. Also inspect where the cord enters the amp because this is a high stress area where the cords generally break down.



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.



Fixing Lost Electrical Power in a Garage


How to Identify the Causes of Lost Power in a Garage – Be sure about the condition of the circuit breakers or fuses. Circuit breakers may appear to be in the ON position when they may be tripped OFF.



Motor Home Circuit Electrical Troubleshooting


How to Detect Motor Home Outlet Circuit Failures – The power source should be tested from the closest junction box to the panel and out from there to all the other affected outlets. A visual Inspection of the outlets, wiring and wire connectors.



Checklist For Identifying Why Outlets Stop Working


Checklist for Identifying Outlet Circuit Failures – Double check the 15 and 20 amp circuit breakers. Circuit breakers may be tripped and still appear to be in the ON position. Push them all the way into the OFF position, then back On.



Testing an Electric Motor Circuit


Steps for Testing Electrical Power for a Pump Motor Circuit – Work you way back towards the controls and power source or electrical panel. It sounds like you lost one of the power legs of the motor circuit.



Repairing Light Fixture Electrical Wiring


What to do when a Light Fixture Does Not Work – The feed tested at 120volts the switch and the light tested at 120volts, but when I screw the bulb in the light it doesn’t work



Why Lights Flicker and Then Go Off


How to Troubleshoot Electrical Circuit Wiring for Light Fixtures



Bathroom Electrical Circuit Troubleshooting


Replacing GFI Outlet Leads to Sparks: I was replacing a GFCI receptacle,I had accidentally pushed the travelers together with a flat head screwdriver, so the wires sparked, and now my whole bathroom and bedroom, has no power whats so ever



Electrical Repair for an Outlet Circuit


I have one circuit in my house that appears not grounded on my plug-in circuit tester, although the electrician I called tells me that the hot to ground voltage is around 66 volts…



Electrical Question from Mehmet about Electrical Safety


While trying to hang a picture on the wall, thanks to the malfunctioning cable finder, the nail went through a power cable. After a cracking sound the breaker tripped. Removed the nail and than the board. There is a blackened hole on the live side of the cable but the wire inside is intact.



Electrical Circuit Testing and Troubleshooting


I lived in my house 16 years, a month ago the socket and lights stopped working in one upstairs bedroom. I changed the fuse but that did not fix the problem…



Electrical Safety and Stray Voltage


Tonight while attempting to draw water in the tub we felt electrical sensations while the water was running in the tub…



Troubleshooting Possible Faults in Home Wiring


What are the possible fault in home wiring, generator, and their remedies…



Electrical Outlets and Light Switch Wiring


I changed switches & plugs in the bedroom. I did each one at a time…



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