receptacle question

Old 11-20-04, 08:50 AM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
receptacle question

I removed the receptacle covers in my den and cleaned them . Once they were replaced, only the bottom receptacle of the outlet works. Help!
Old 11-20-04, 08:58 AM
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: United States
Posts: 17,733
Upvotes: 0
Received 1 Upvote on 1 Post
The top half may be controlled by a light switch. Is there a light switch in the room? Turn it on.
Old 11-20-04, 09:50 AM
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Central New York State
Posts: 13,245
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Is this every receptacle in the room? Only one or two?

If you rule out a switch being turned off, then you must have caused a wire to come loose. Most likely you have back stabbed connections, and you bumped the receptacle with the vacuum cleaner nozzle, causing a wire to come loose from the receptacle or from a wire nut.

If this is the case, you will have to investigate and find the problem. Note that it may not be at the receptacle(s) that is(are) out. It may be at the previous receptacle that works, or at the switch.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: