Little help please


Old 12-06-04, 07:30 PM
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Little help please

I have a double light switch by my front door, one of them is to the front porch light which works fine. The other is the problem, it is a switch that, at one time, controlled a single outlet. The outlet no longer will turn on floresecent light that i have plugged into it. I checked the breakerbox and all of them are still on. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 12-07-04, 12:25 AM
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Check around for a GFCI receptacle (inside and outside) that may be on that same circuit as the switched receptacle, and re-set it.
Old 12-07-04, 06:44 AM
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You could try to plug another device into that receptacle and see if it works.

Could also be that the receptacle has back-stabbed connections which have become loose.
Old 12-07-04, 05:52 PM
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Buy or borrow a receptacle tester and tell us what it indicates when you plug it in.

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