Troubleshooting

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Old 10-08-02, 06:05 AM
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Troubleshooting

Have lost power to 1 wall receptacle of 3 and the light switch, all in the same room. Other two receptacles have power. Have tested switch and receptacle for hot wire - none on either. Tested each for continuity and they were good. Tested breaker for continuity at box and it checked out ok. Anything I am missing ?
 
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Old 10-08-02, 06:16 AM
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Shut off the power,remove the two receptacles that are working,and check for loose connections.If the wires are stabbed in the back of the receptacles,remove them 1 at a time and place them on the screws on the side of the receptacle.
 
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Old 10-08-02, 07:00 AM
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Just a thought. Do you have aluminum wiring? Many areas of the country allowed it in the late 60's and early 70's and it is notroious for such problems. If you do special repair action should be taken that is too long to write now unless that is your problem. Previous advise if copper should fix the problem. It that doesn't work check for loose connections on all the devices not working. The problem could be on the input to one of them.
 
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