Shorted wire?

Old 03-07-03, 09:04 PM
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Question Shorted wire?

I have three 120v outlets without power. I checked the circuit breaker (20 amps) but it was still in the on position. I removed it from the panel , checked for continuity in the on position & I got it. None in the off position. So the switch should be good.Then volt probed checked the hot wire to neutral & got no reading. All the other breakers read 117v when I did the same thing ( just to make sure I was doing it right). Does this mean I'm grounded somewhere ? I checked the three receptacles that were without power for burn marks or loose connections but they all seem to be good. What can I do next ??????
Old 03-07-03, 10:11 PM
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If you have no power at the breaker then there isnt much use checking downstream. Flip it back and forth a couple tmes then check again. A short will trip the breaker. That is one of the purposes of a breaker, to shut power off in case of a short or overload.
Old 03-08-03, 06:32 AM
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That suggestion worked. Thank you much

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