No voltage hot to neutral but 120v hot to ground.


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Old 09-28-13, 10:22 AM
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No voltage hot to neutral but 120v hot to ground.

This may seem like a stupid question but I want to be sure. I have a couple of "dead" outlets "plug in a lamp and it won't light". If I check an outlet hot slot to neutral slot I get 0 volts. If I check hot to ground I get 120v. Am I correct in assuming I have a bad neutral connection somewhere?

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Kent.
 
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Old 09-28-13, 10:29 AM
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Yes, you are correct. Start at the first outlet with a problem, or the one just before it. Check all connections and pigtails.
 
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Old 09-28-13, 10:31 AM
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Am I correct in assuming I have a bad neutral connection somewhere?
That's a big 10-4 good buddy.

I usually turn the circuit off, set my meter to ohms or continuity and go to each receptacle and check neutral to ground. This is provided that this circuit isn't fed from a sub panel.

Once you find continuity between neutral and ground, the problem will lie in that receptacle or the next one it feeds.
 
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Old 09-28-13, 06:12 PM
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the help!!
 
 

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