where's the break in this circuit?


Old 12-19-06, 11:46 AM
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Smile where's the break in this circuit?

have many dead recepacles in house. (just moved in) 3 of 5 rec. in living room (dead) they are backstabs, so I checked for volts at the little brass bridge on either side of rec. 0v. house is old . looked throughout the house for a GFI somewhere. Have not yet found one. Also by the way no power in one bathroom. (standard rec. there) also rec. in upsatairs bedroom rec. no volts there either. checked voltage at all circuit breakers with respect to neutral. 120v at all terminals of c/bers. Do I now have to look for a junction box somewhere in a very very tight attic? I hope not. Please help and thanx in advance. Long live Raycraft
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Old 12-19-06, 12:32 PM
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Remember to check for GFCI buttons in garage and on outside outlets.
Old 12-19-06, 12:40 PM
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What you need to do is to check every junction box, even those where the receptacles are working.

Move ever back stabbed connection to the screw terminals. Eventually you will find a receptacle where there is a loose wire, or where the back stab is not making a good connection.

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