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Troubleshooting a Bathroom Outlet Problem

Mike in Vancouver, Washington asks: I had an outlet go bad in a bathroom and there were popping and crackling sounds, what would cause this? How to Correct an Outlet Voltage Problem, Troubleshooting Outlet Wiring Connections, Neutral Wires and GFCI Outlet Circuits.

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Electrical Question: I had an outlet go bad in a bathroom and there were popping and crackling sounds, what would cause this?

Hope you can give me some advice.

This electrical wiring question came from: Mike, a Homeowner from Vancouver, Washington.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Mike.

How to Correct a Outlet Voltage Problem

Application: Troubleshooting a Problem with an Outlet Electrical Circuit.
Skill Level: Advanced – Best repaired by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester or Volt Ohm Meter.
Estimated Time: Depends on the type and age of the electrical wiring and the access to the circuits and wiring to be evaluated.
Precaution: This is a project that should be performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor and typically requires specific tests of the electrical circuits.
Notice: Repairs to Home Electrical Wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes and installing new or replacement electrical parts or equipment may require a permit and inspections.

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One Response to “Troubleshooting a Bathroom Outlet Problem”
  1. chuck says:

    I have a situation where there was a flourescent light up in the basement with a ballast there are two white wire hooked up and to black then there is a yellow and a red. the white is whith the red and the yellow with black and the ground wire was cut off not being used now i want to take that out and put in one light with a wall switch how do i connect the new sitch and new light which each has a b/w/g. how do i nertralize the neutral wire?