Outlet Wiring Connections
I have an outlet that does not work properly. It is powered from an overhead light and when you plug something into the outlet the light blinks.
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Question: I have an outlet that does not work properly. It is powered from an overhead light and when you plug something into the outlet the light blinks. When I use a multimeter on the plug it shows no power unless I touch the ground wire with one end and the neutral or hot wire with the other end.
This electrical question came from: Brent , from Sackville, Canada
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