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Low Voltage due to a Lost Connection – The circuit wiring would need to be checked starting with the…
Electrical Troubleshooting Low Voltage
[ad#block]Electrical Troubleshooting Question: The other day when I plugged in a T.V. I had just gotten,the power to my lighting and receptacles in the front of my house quit working, I checked the breakers (they seemed fine)so I got out my V/O meter (I’m a HVAC contractor) and when I tested the wall receptacles I got a reading of 2.4-5.6 volts however when I utilized the neutral from a drop cord plugged into a still working plug in another room,the line would test 110 volts on one side of the light switch but 2.4-5.6 on the other side (the switch was off)
Please help !
This home electrical repairs question came from: Brian, from Thornton, Colorado
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Thanks for your electrical troubleshooting question Brian
Repairing an Electrical Circuit
Low Voltage due to a Lost Connection
- From what has been described in this electrical repairs question the receptacle outlet circuit has lost the connection with either the neutral or the hot of the circuit.
- The circuit wiring would need to be checked starting with the receptacle or wall outlet where the TV has been plugged into.
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