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Old 09-24-19, 01:54 PM
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Hot ground

When I plugged a circuit tester into an outlet, it indicated a hot ground, why?
 
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Hot - ground reversed often indicates an open neutral connection.
 
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Hot - ground reversed often indicates an open neutral connection.
 
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Welcome to the forums.

An ideal time to purchase an inexpensive analog test meter. Perfect for locating open wiring.
The home improvement stores have them starting at around $15.
 
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I agree with Pete, a cheap neon tester works wonders for testing. I rarely bother with those three-prong testers or non-contact testers since they both have their own problems.

You can learn a lot more by testing individually H-N, N-G, G-H
 
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