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I have a sub panel with no power, because it shorted out

I have a sub panel with no power, because it shorted out while trying to install a new breaker.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Two daysJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Well I would but need helpJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Have no power coming from main panel so I'm assuming it's maybe a breaker open Lin main panel

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My other electrical problem has me completely baffled. there

hi Kevin. my other electrical problem has me completely baffled. there is a separate single plug outlet inside an adjacent cabinet for the microwave oven in our RV. it was fine for several years and then one day it died. it is a very simple circuit with a single cable from the nearby breaker panel to the outlet. inside the outlet there are no screw terminals the wires are just squeezed between some razor sharp clamps which cut the wires down to the copper to make contact. i had never seen this type of outlet before and it is labeled simply, "solo wire outlet", 15A, 125V. anyhow, the dedicated 15A breaker did not trip, the power just died. i took the outlet apart and looked inside the case. everything looked perfect to this amatuer. my next thought was a bad breaker, so i replaced it. no luck. i used my meter to test the breaker and outlet and i think there was power at the breaker but not the outlet? it was some time ago so those details escape me now. i will look at it again tomorrow and tell you what i find. what else could it be besides the breaker or the outlet? more later.

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Kevin

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OK now my electrical panel read 120 on one leg and 120 on

OK now my electrical panel read 120 on one leg and 120 on the other leg but trying to read both legs it should read 240 but it doesn't please help

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Kevin

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My question is I just installed a gfci breaker pool pump and

Hi Pearl my question is I just installed a gfci breaker for my pool pump and it won't reset.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: I just swapped out the breaker for the new todayJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: It's a 115 pump on a 20 amp circuitJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Electrician about your situation and then connect you two.

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Kevin

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Breaker that I just removed has two wires attached. One has

Breaker that I just removed has two white wires attached. One has a black stripe and I'm not seeing any thing except with a single wire. Am I looking for the wrong thing?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: House is 40 years old , Breaker just blew upJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: If possibleJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Can't think of anything but then it's not like I'm a certified electricianJA: Sometimes electrical issues that that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Electrician I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts.Customer: Trying to replace a Gould I-T-E GFCI. Type QF-115. I am only finding breakers with one wire instead of two like this one hasJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Electrician about your situation and then connect you two.

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Kevin

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Trying to wire a single pole gfci breaker in a small panel

trying to wire a single pole gfci breaker in a small panel for power to an intermatic 120V timer switching power for a 120V 1 HP pool motor. the paneld is a small square D composite panel, two slots uses a QO120GFCI breakerJA: Sometimes electrical issues that that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Electrician I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts.Customer: where do put the neutral supply wire and the the neutral wire for breaker and the gfci coiled wire. Do they all connect to the neutral bus bar?JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: The panel is a QO200TRNM square D. Trying to save money. Disabled vet with alot of time on his handJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Electrician about your situation and then connect you two.

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When I turn on the two light switches in the living room I

when I turn on the two light switches in the living room I get a power surge throught the house, when turned off I cant run the dryer.

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Kevin

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I am running NM- through my home and i have a one inch tear

I am running NM-B through my home and i have a one inch tear in the sheathing of a home run I already did but no exposure of the inner conductors and their insulators. Do I need to repair the sheathing or redo the run? What would comply with electrical codes with the least amount of work. I am in Minnesota.

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We replaced our water heater yesterday. It on its own box.

Hi. We replaced our water heater yesterday. It on its own box. However, the room on the other side lost power on just one wall. When I plugged in a night light, there was a small bit of light but not as bright as in another outlet in the room on the same breaker. Also a lamp on the other side of the room works. Just the wall behind the water heater is 1/2 current. Flipping the breaker does nothing

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Kevin

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