Outlets suddenly not working


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Old 01-26-14, 11:49 AM
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Outlets suddenly not working

I've got three of four outlets in one room that stopped working. Everything else on that particular circuit breaker still works (including the one outlet in the same room). They stopped working for a while, then weeks later worked again for several more weeks, then stopped working again. I've tried replacing outlets. A voltage tester indicates no voltage (at least not at the level my working outlets have).
 
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Old 01-26-14, 12:04 PM
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Please follow the tips in the forum sticky.
http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...ther-info.html

Then let us know what you find.
 
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Old 01-26-14, 02:32 PM
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Thanks for the link. Too busy troubleshooting the non-working outlets to think about troubleshooting the last working outlet, which turns out was the problem - one of the back stab wires was loose.
 
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Old 01-26-14, 02:39 PM
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Thanks for letting us know you got it. Hope you moved all the back stabs to the screws.
 
 

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