Circuit not working, no GFCIs, breaker not tripped


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Old 05-02-14, 08:23 AM
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Circuit not working, no GFCIs, breaker not tripped

My house was built in 1979. There are no GFCI outlets on the circuit in question (or in the house for that matter).

The outlets and lights on the circuit quit working. The lights on the circuit were flickering in the morning and completely out when I got home yesterday evening.

I took my outlet tester around and plugged in to several outlets (I could test all outlets, as some are behind large, heavy furniture). Each tested outlet showed as Hot/ Ground Reverse. Any thoughts on what the issue might be?
 
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Old 05-02-14, 08:38 AM
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The outlets and lights on the circuit quit working. The lights on the circuit were flickering in the morning and completely out when I got home yesterday evening.
That would be indicative of a loose/bad connection. Start pulling receptacles and switches and check all connections. Depending on how your house was wired, the bad connection could even be in a ceiling box or junction box.
 
 

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