Help! Outlet working but not...


Old 12-20-20, 11:18 AM
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Help! Outlet working but not...

Both not where test for 120v but nothing working when I plus it in. My electrician skills are minimal.


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You may have power as shown by a non contact tester but you probably don't have neutral.
An inexpensive test meter makes testing much easier and effective.
Even a $15 model from the home improvement stores is helpful.

You should remove the wires from the push-in connections and attach them directly to the screw terminals. The push-in connections are the source of many intermittent problems.

You also need a crimp ring or green wirenut on your ground wire.

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