First I installed a Fan in my living/dining room, then I installed a
from another ceiling outlet... all good and every thing
works just fine.
However, some time later I discovered that my power
drill would not work on the
balcony GFCI outlet. The tester indicates
"Open neutral." One circuit breaker
controls all three plus a balcony
light. Everything on this circuit works
except the GFCI outlet, which
is the furthest of all from the breaker box. The
GFCI tests ok. Any
ideas? Many thanks in advance.
Revisit the two boxes you worked in. Make sure that the white neutral wires
are securely connected. You may need a wire nut one size larger if you
added a wire to the connection.
Simply put you have a loose connection at one of the two boxes.
I thought the same thing. However, the GFI could be bad too. Aside
from buying and replacing the GFI. simply pop it out of the box and
put a meter across the feed wires. If you got 110 to 120V, the GFI is
bad. If not, you got a fault elsewhere. (If you dont have a meter,
just disconnect the GFI and temporarily put a standard 50 cent outlet
on those wires and plug in your drill. If drill works, replace GFI.
If not, you got wiring problems elsewhere.
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