Receptical outlets

Old 07-07-02, 01:21 PM
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Receptical outlets

I have a small bedroom where the two recepticals suddenly became inoperative. They are on the same circuit as the hallway and bathroom lights, which work OK. This happened about four months ago. About the time I installed a new bathroom vent, where I had to go into the attic to disconnect the old vent. I don't know if I stepped on a terminal up there or what. Any ideas would help. I haven't as yet put a meter to the wiring to check for current.
Old 07-07-02, 01:28 PM
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The most common cause of this is a backstab connection (usually a neutral) that has worked itself loose. Move all backstab connections on this circuit (not just on the non-working outlets) to the adjacent screws.

The next most probably cause is a tripped GFCI.

Of course, you could have knocked something loose in your attic, but it's too hot to go up there and inspect until you've checked the outlets down below.
Old 07-13-02, 02:44 PM
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John Nelson,

Found a loose wire on a bathroom receptical which was the hot lead in...Thanks for your help..

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