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Articles about Troubleshooting

Is There an Electrical Problem When Lights and Appliances Go Off And On?


Most often this is the symptom of a deteriorating connection that is occurring most likely at the electrical…


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How To Troubleshoot 3-Way Switch Wiring


This will be a process of identification and troubleshooting in order to discover what may be wrong…


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Why Does My Air Conditioning Circuit Keep Tripping?


No the wires are not reversed. If the circuit is tripping off then the problem needs to be…


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The breaker to my Central Air system keeps tripping


Electrical Question from Rudy about Troubleshooting Question: The breaker to my Central Air system keeps tripping after a few hours of running, and it is almost always as soon as it hits the temperature set on the thermometer. I had the air conditioning unit outside checked (no issues) and the Air Handler with thermometer are […]


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My Outlets Are Dead – Should I Replace The GFCI?


Fully explained wiring instructions complete with a picture series of GFCI installations and wiring diagrams can be found here…


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Why Did I Loose Power To My Wall Outlets?


It is unlikely that your breaker is burnt, especially if the problem is isolated to only one wall. Chances are that there is a….


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Why Do My New Light Fixtures Trip The Circuit Breaker Off?


Remove each fixture and look for a pinched wire. Free the wire and inspect for damage. If the wire has caused a burnt area then you may need to …


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How do I fix a voltage leak and electrical noise problem?


I suspect this is an isolated problem with that circuit or outlet…Another possibility is to have the cable company verify their ground connection for their incoming…..


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How do I identify home electrical problems?


When an electrical circuit or device fails the best way to determine what has caused the problem is to begin…..


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Is my wiring project safe and to code?


I see so many times where electrical projects are installed without regard to electrical codes and an understanding of some important factors….


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How do I connect wiring in my ceiling junction box?


I tried pretty much every combination possible to hook up a 2-light ceiling fixture in the hallway, and none are working. I found out that now the bathroom light right off that hallway is no longer working too…


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My new ceiling fans trip the circuit breaker


If the circuit trips off immediately then this could be a short in the circuit wiring or components. If the circuit trips after the ceiling fans have…


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Circuit Breaker Trips In Home Wiring


I would disconnect the ceiling fan from the black wire, cap the black wire, reset the circuit breaker and turn the wall switch on again. If the circuit breaker trips off again then…


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My Florescent Light Fixtures are Not Working


I replaced all eight 4 foot 32 watt bulbs. I replaced the wall light switch. The circuit breaker seems fine. I have electronic ballast but unlikely both fixtures ballast went at same time. What should I do next?


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Lights Dim Out Very Often – Help!


It sounds like there is a loose connection that is beginning to fail, you may want to check….


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Electrical Question about a Portable Infrared Sauna


I’ve been building a portable infrared sauna. I know nothing about electrical work, but did my best to follow the instructions. When I plugged it in, there was a huge spark and popping – obviously, something is wrong.


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