Open Neutral

Old 11-28-03, 12:11 PM
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Open Neutral

I have two outlets that register as open neutral and neither works. Any ideas on how to track this one down? I have not performed any substantive electrical work before the outage.


Old 11-28-03, 12:17 PM
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Turn off the power to that circuit and remove the outlets and look at how they are wired are the wires landed on the screws or are they poked through holes in the back? If the latter is correct move the wires from the holes to the screws and that may solve your problem. Back -stabbed devices often fail because the spring tension weakens over time. Make sure you pay attention to location of the wires and keep it the same (polarity). If this isn't it post back with your findings.

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