Electrical outlet has stopped working

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Old 01-21-13, 12:32 PM
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Electrical outlet has stopped working

So out of the blue one outlet has stopped working. I replaced the outlet with no result. All of the other outlets on this circuit are still working? Any idea what would cause this and how can I fix it??
 
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Old 01-21-13, 12:40 PM
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Since you replaced that receptacle - and I assume it was at the end of the line - then the last receptacle upstream is likely where the problem is.

See Troubleshooting a dead receptacle or light, Basic Terminology & Other info
 
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Old 01-21-13, 12:46 PM
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Outlet is not at end of line.

I will check previous outlet in the line however it is working. Does that make sense?
 
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Old 01-21-13, 01:00 PM
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Yes, as it says in the tutorial the problem is often in the last working receptacle. That is because the cable from that one to the next one may be loose but the power in cable to it connection is good.
 
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