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I have a similar question where the garage ceiling light and

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I have a similar question where the garage ceiling light and garage door opener does not have power when everything else on that breaker does?
It just happened when I was out, came back and the garage door would not open.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be glad to assist you. Do you have a 2 wirevoltage tester?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No. But it sounds like I need one?
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

In order to determine what the failure is, yes you'll need on. Knowing what you're looking for is the first step. I suggest getting a Volt/Con type tester

No setting for voltage or continuity. Easy to use and understand. Any home center will have them. Cost $20.00.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have a MultiMeter. Can I use it?
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

Yes you may. Set it to a 300VAC range and test the dead receptacle for voltage as follows.

Hot to neutral

Hot to ground

Neutral to ground.

If there isn't a voltage reading on the upper tests, set the tester to any Ohms range and test for continuity neutral to ground.

Let me know the results.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't seem to have an option for 300, 200 or 500?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I went and got an outlet tester. The outlets seem fine. It is the garage door opener and the garage ceiling light that are not working. The outlet where I plug in the garage door opener teat ok.
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

Any multimeter has settings or it is auto ranging and is a Volt/Con.

I don't think you would have dead outlets and a plug tedter that verified that.

What settings does the multimeter have?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Why don't i send you and image from my phone. how do i do that?
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

You may by using the paper clip icon on the tool bar