Suddenly no power at outlet


Old 03-29-18, 05:54 PM
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Question Suddenly no power at outlet

I'm hoping someone can help me - my dishwasher suddenly stopped powering on. Was working fine yesterday.

Here's what I know so far:

I have tested the voltage across the circuit breaker. 120V - I think this means the breaker is not the problem.
I have tested the three wires at the dishwasher. Here's what I get:
  • Black wire to ground: 120V
  • Black wire to white wire: 1V
  • White wire to ground: 0V
Dishwasher is wired directly (not plugged into an outlet) and is the only thing on the circuit - no other outlets.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated!
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Old 03-29-18, 05:58 PM
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You should get 120vac from black to ground and 120vac from black to white.
You have an open neutral somewhere.

It's either loose at the panel or there is a splice/junction point in the line.
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Black to white should have been about 120 volts.
Sounds like a loose neutral wire some place to me.
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Thank you both for your insight.

I'll turn off the main breaker and see if I can locate a loose neutral. If not, worst case I guess, I can probably use the wire that's there to pull a new one - it's not a long run.


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