no power at 3 prong outlet..

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Old 03-09-09, 05:52 PM
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Question no power at 3 prong outlet..

I had microwave plugged into this outlet when the microwave went south. Now there is no power to this outlet. Every other outlet/light switch are working. I replaced the outlet itself and still no power. The house has aluminum wiring. I've never had this happen before where only one recepticle has died. Is there a reason and fix for this? No breaker has been broke/moved.

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Old 03-09-09, 06:41 PM
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Go to your home center and spend $8 on an outlet tester, the kind that plugs in and has three lamps. This simple device will help you figure out whether you have an open hot or an open neutral (sometimes falsely reported as a hot/ground reverse). You don't absolutely have to do this, but this simple device will cut your search in half.
 
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