Receptacle problem

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Old 01-21-15, 10:37 AM
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Receptacle problem

I have 8 electrical outlet out.
The bathroom is the last leg because when I opened the GFCI it was not gfci controlling the other outlets. no 110 volts there but my pen power reader (the one that BEEPS when there is current goes off).

The outlets are in the adjacent bedroom. I used a pen power tracer. It beeps when breaker is on but none of them read 110 volts.

I think I have a bad outlet somewhere, wondering if someonecan give me some advice.
 
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Old 01-21-15, 11:23 AM
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no 110 volts there but my pen power reader (the one that BEEPS when there is current goes off).
Nominal voltage is 120v. A non contact tester is useless for testing.
I think I have a bad outlet
Unlikely if they are regular receptacle. There is nothing in a regular receptacle to fail. More likely you have a bad connection. Any wires inserted in to the back of receptacles (except GFCI) need to be moved to the screws. Problem may be in the last working or first non-working receptacle. Have you read: http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...ther-info.html

For testing you need a $8-$15 analog (not digital) multimeter.
 
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