Old 01-13-07, 11:40 AM
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Question puzzled?

I have a wall outlet that loses power if I plug a lamp, or a computer or telephone charger or anything into it. Depending on what I plug into it eventually loses the power. It will to eventually power back up, say like overnight if I unplug the appliance.
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Old 01-13-07, 11:47 AM
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You have a loose connection. Perhaps at this RECEPTACLE, perhaps at some other receptacle or other junction box on the circuit.

Start at this receptacle. With the power off, check all the connections. Remake any wire nut connections with new wire nuts. Move an back stab connections to screw terminals. Check any screw terminal connections. If this one checks out, then backtrack up the circuit toward the box, redoing all the connections at each box.
Old 01-13-07, 11:47 AM
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Probably an old worn receptacle. The jaws inside are not gripping tightly to the prongs of the cord cap. Install a new receptacle.

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