Why Home Outlets May Stop Working
How to Repair Home Electrical Outlets – The Secrets of Successful Electrical Troubleshooting for Electrical Outlets
Troubleshooting Home Electrical Outlet Circuits
Electrical Question: I have several outlets that have stopped working, since moving into my home 5 years ago.
- Lastly was the sole bathroom outlet.
- The light switch just above this outlet still works. What could be the cause of the outlet not working?
Background: Susan, a Homeowner from Houston, Texas
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Susan.
How to Repair Home Electrical Outlets
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with hand tools and electrical troubleshooting skills.
Precaution: Identify the circuit, turn it OFF and then Tag it with a Note before performing any wiring or inspections. Electrical troubleshooting is best performed by a qualified electrical contractor.
Troubleshooting Home Electrical Outlet Circuits that Have Stopped Working
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Licensed Electrician Reveals the Secrets of Successful Electrical Troubleshooting for electrical outlets. Methods used to solve the majority of the home electrical problems and wiring failures encountered.
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This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester, [amazon.com], I use for the detection of Standard Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.
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