Why A Garage Receptacle May Not Be Working
Checking Electrical Power for a Garage Outlet – there may be a problem with the wiring at this receptacle if all the other receptacles are working normally. Using a plug in outlet circuit analyzer would be very helpful because it will give a lighted display indicating the condition of the circuit and any faults that may be found.
Possible Causes for Non-Working Garage Receptacles
Electrical Question: I was using a battery charger in my garage. I went to check on it, and it was off.
The receptacle it was plugged into is now dead and will not power anything.
No breakers were tripped on the electrical panel, and the breaker receptacle in the garage is not tripped.
All of the other receptacles in the garage work normally.
What has happened? Did the receptacle burn out?
This electrical repair question came from: John, a Homeowner from Cross Junction VA
Thanks for your electrical repair question John.
Checking Electrical Power for a Garage Outlet
John, there may be a problem with the wiring at this receptacle if all the other receptacles are working normally. Double check to make sure there is not another GFCI receptacle in the garage that may be supplying power to this receptacle.
Using a plug in outlet circuit analyzer would be very helpful because it will give a lighted display indicating the condition of the circuit and any faults that may be found.
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