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How to Fix an Electric Circuit Problem

How to Locate and Repair Electrical Circuit Problems: Electrical tips for fixing an electrical circuit problem when lights and plugs do not work.


Troubleshooting an Electrical Circuit
Electrical Question #1: I am trying to find a problem with an electrical circuit. Could this be wired wrong?

This electrical troubleshooting question came from: Brent, from Springfield, Illinois.

Electrical Question #2: What would cause two light switches to not work on two circuits?

This electrical wiring project involves Incorrect Voltage on Two Switches in the Front Porch of a Old Home.

This electrical wiring question came from Greg, a Homeowner in St Cloud, Florida.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical repair questions.

Electrical Tips for Fixing an Electrical Circuit Problem

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, a Voltage Tester or a Circuit Tracer.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with hand tools and electrical troubleshooting skills.
Precaution: Identify the circuit with the electrical problem, turn it OFF and then Tag it with a Note before performing any wiring, inspections or electrical wiring repairs

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