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Electrical Troubleshooting for Outlet Wiring

How to Troubleshoot and Repair Wall Outlets: Checking Electrical Wiring Connections, Inspect Wiring to Additional Outlets, Burnt Outlet Wiring Connections.

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Electrical Question: I have two wall outlets that are not working.

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This electrical wiring question came from: Stephen, a Homeowner from Sunnyvale, California.

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How to Troubleshoot and Repair Wall Outlets

Application: Repair Electric Wall Outlets.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a licensed electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools a Voltage Tester or Plug-In Circuit Analyzer.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools, the extent of the electrical repairs the number of outlets that are affected.
Precaution: Identify the outlet circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.

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2 Responses to “Electrical Troubleshooting for Outlet Wiring”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    The voltage of the GFI outlet should be checked, or check the condition of the wiring and the outlet by using a plug in circuit analyzer. If the circuit or outlet is found to have incorrect voltage or wiring then corrections will need to be made according to the discovery.

  2. Gary says:

    When I plug in my juicer it trips the GFI, and the phone charger gets hot when it is plugged into same GFI outlet.