Receptical outlets

Reply

  #1  
Old 07-07-02, 01:21 PM
C
corpusq2
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
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.
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 07-07-02, 01:28 PM
J
Member
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: United States
Posts: 18,497
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
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.
 
  #3  
Old 07-13-02, 02:44 PM
C
corpusq2
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Garage wiring

John Nelson,

Found a loose wire on a bathroom receptical which was the hot lead in...Thanks for your help..
 
Reply
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: