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Neutral in not grounded for all four outlets in the same breaker

Neutral in not grounded for all four outlets in the same breaker

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Old 03-17-14, 11:50 AM
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Neutral in not grounded for all four outlets in the same breaker

Four outlets in the same breaker stopped working. I used multimeter to check AC voltages for those outlets. Ground to Neutral reads 19V and Ground to Hot reads 120V. Neutral to Hot reads about 100V. The readings are same for those non-working outlets. Working outlets read 0V from ground to neutrals. It seems non-working outlets has non-grounded neutral plugs. How do I fix this?
 
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Old 03-17-14, 01:50 PM
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It seems non-working outlets has non-grounded neutral plugs
Not sure what that means but your readings indicate an open neutral. It could be at the last working receptacle or the first non working receptacle. You need to open the receptacle boxes and check the connections. Move any wires inserted into the back to the screws.
Neutral to Hot reads about 100V.
That is an indication of an open neutral. If you are using a digital multimeter the actual reading may even be less. Try measuring with a lamp plugged into one side of the receptacle.
 
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Old 03-19-14, 12:19 PM
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Called electrician. There was an another outlet that belongs to the same breaker. That outlet has been always working and it was not nearby those non-working outlets, so I never checked that outlet before. We found the neural wire was loose on that receptacle and hot wire also showed some burnt spot. Replaced that receptacle and problem solved..
 
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