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Articles about Troubleshooting

Electrical Question From a Beginner About Troubleshooting


Question: I live in a modular home. Recently, the lights went off in one room. The circuit breaker had flipped off. When I checked the circuit breaker I noticed it was warm to the touch.


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Electrical Question From Anthony About Troubleshooting


Question: I guess I’ll describe what I did and then ask the question. I wired my pool pump motor. From the house I have 110/115V going into an outdoor outlet box that contains a GFI outlet. These wires went into the line terminals.


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Electrical Question From Robert About Troubleshooting


Question: Unfortunately, we are having to turn our air conditioners on already in the Midwest. I have two units, one for each level of my house. My unit downstairs will not turn on. I checked the fuse outside and swapped it with the upstairs unit and it still did not work.


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Electrical Question From Buster About Troubleshooting


Question: I have 2 wall plugs and 1 closet light that works intermittently. There is no apparent/obvious reason. They are closely connected and all work or do not work at same time.


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Electrical Question From Michael About Troubleshooting


Question: I have a electrical heated floor and had to shorten the wire in the floor. Wire that was 44 ohms and is now 36 ohms @ 120v


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Electrical Question From Ashley About Troubleshooting


On my air conditioning condenser unit outside, I have an issue with my blower fan motor not running when switched on.


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Electrical Question From Dee About Oven Wiring


When I use my oven, one burner comes on automatically and stays on until oven is turned off. I bought a new stove because I thought it was just my 20 yr. old stove finally shot.


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Electrical Question From Esperidion About Troubleshooting


Question: Hi! Please help me on this problem. I have made a sound box rated 250watts on its speaker.


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Electrical Question about Under Cabinet Lights


Hi Dave, We have 4 12 volt under cabinet lights in our kitchen. Two of them don’t work on a regular basis. All the wiring got hidden behind the cabinets when we did our kitchen redo a few years back.


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Electrical Question from Mike about Light Switch Wiring


Question: My hallway light can be accessed from 3 different light switches. I am trying to replace one with a clipsal No. 31 switch with 4 connections on the back. I have 2 sets of wires to connect with a white & a red coming out of each.
I thought I had copied it accurately however none of the 3 switches which access this light now work.


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Electrical Question from LaPorte, IN about a Outdoor Light Fixture Problem


Question: My 120 volt, mercury dusk to dawn outdoor light continues to flip the breaker.


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Electrical Question from John about Electrical Wiring


Question: I have two outlets that do not work. When I test them with a volt meter I get the meter to light if I touch the black wire to the box but not when I touch it to the white wire.


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Electrical Question from Edem about High Electric Bill


Question: 1. Why is it that in some house after using electricity for about a year, then after some time without bring in any other equipment or any home devices, then the bill for the cost of electricity start raising?


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Electrical Question about a Circuit Breaker for a Deep Fryer


Question: My breaker in my candy shop trips when I put on my double deep fryer. What can I do about it?


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Electrical Question from Meredith about Troubleshooting


Question: I have two light fixtures in my kitchen that are controlled by one dimmer switch. Actually, there are two switches on different walls that control both. One fixture has 3 CFLs in it, the other has 1 incandescent bulb. Last night, both fixtures started flickering and buzzing, then went out.


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Electrical Question from Chuck about Circuit Breaker


The built in vacuum popped the circuit breaker, but even when I unplug the vacuum the circuit breaker switch will trip in a matter of seconds again. Do I need to replace the individual breaker switch?


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