I have a series of 15 amp regular household outlets that are not working.
replaced all of them when the trouble started. still not working. The
audible electric sensor/tester that I use goes off when the breaker is on
and the tester is held to the outlet, but it has a lower volume than it does
when I hold it to a good outlet. What can I check next, before going to an
You want to track it back. Is there voltage at the feed wire at the first
outlet. If not, is there voltage at the load side of the breaker? etc. etc.
Somewhere you will find there is voltage on one side and no (or reduced)
voltage on the other side. You have found your problem.
There is still a question what you sensor is sensing. If it is what I
think it is, it only is telling you that you have a hot wire connected to
the circuit. As you know you need both the hot and neutral wires connected
to have a useful circuit. The problem could well be a bad neutral (the
white wire) It could be anywhere from the breaker box to the first
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