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2 days ago our above stove microwave gave up the ghost and

2 days ago our above stove microwave gave up the ghost and blew one of the 4 breakers that control the kitchen and powder room circuits. I have plugged in a light to the plug in where the microwave was connected, after resetting the breaker. it has power and works fine. The microwave does not, so we will buy another one.My main problem is that ever since the breaker trip and reset, the overhead kitchen lights when on, will occasionally go off, as well as the lights and exhaust fan in the powder room. They will come back on shrtly, then do it again, unless I shut them off...then they will work fine for a period of time, then shut off on their own.Anyway, these outages do not trip the breaker. Is it possible that the breaker has been weakened by the microwave oven when it toasted out, and that installing a new breaker will fix the problem?

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Kevin

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I installed 10 gauge wire to an old dryer receptacle in a

Hello Pearl, I installed 10 gauge wire to an old dryer receptacle in a home we built and we found sparks come out when I plugged in the plug we will use for the dryer. What might I need to do differently?JA: 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: Thanks Pearl. Don't want to start a fire or blow out my new dryerJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: I would prefer to do it myself, but if it is out of my payrange I will get someone who is a proJA: When we are ready I'll take you to the appropriate web page.Customer: I am readyJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: The home is about 50 years, and I notice from the other websites that it is wired in an older way, with the outer wires hot, the middle wire not and the ground was not usedJA: 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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mrromex

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I am trying to hook up a new four-wire double wall oven to

I am trying to hook up a new four-wire double wall oven to an old three wire junction box. I am confused as to whether or not I can use the white/ground crimp and connect to the white wire alone or I need to have four true wires (red, black, white and ground) coming from the junction box. Please advise.JA: What's the make and model of your oven? And can you guesstimate how old it is?Customer: Make: KitchenaidJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Model: KEBK206SSS00JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Plan on doing the work myself.The oven is no longer "factory crimped" but I am assuming I can do this again myself. I live in Texas and am not sure what the code is here (just moved here from Florida). The oven I removed (1996 model when house was built) simply had the white wire from the oven twisted around the ground and the had the ground attached to the white wire from the breaker. The red and black wires were connected as usual. Also, I need to know if I need to disconnect or reconnect the white wire on the oven itself as to not cause a short, as they were separated by the previous oven owner...

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Kevin

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I have messed up a 3 way switch in my home. I changed six

hello sir,I have messed up a 3 way switch in my home. I changed six three way switches, four are fine two are a problem.it presently is not working properly.In box upstairs(2wire) - white and black - White connects to red traveler and not switch, black connects left top screw of switch.(3wire) - red white and black (black is hot) - black hot connects to common screw, white connect to right top screwin box downstairs(3wire) - white red and black.Red connects to common screw, white to left top screw, black connects to right top screw.switch is semi working I need a pro thank you in advance.

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Steven Parent

Journeymen Electrician

Electrical Journeyman Certificate

 
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I have a junction box that has 3 sets of Romex in it, 1 has

I have a junction box that has 3 sets of Romex in it, 1 has black and white wire, second has black white and ground, and third has black white and a ground attached to the box. There were two switches that one controlled light over sink and second controlled ceiling light. Switch for ceiling did work now nothing works. Breaker did trip and I reset itJA: 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. Is there anything else important you think the Electrician should know?Customer: NoJA: 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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I am converting a van to live in so am instilling secondary

Hello,I am converting a van to live in so am instilling secondary house batteries which will be completely separate from my vehicle batteries. They will be powered by solar panels on my roof so i have a solar panel which connects to a charge controller which then connects to my batteries. The van will have a fantastic vent fan, a water pump(for my sink) and two ceiling lights which will all be wired off the house battery. The battery will connect to a fuse box which then connects to my fan, water pump and lights. I have bought 12 gage wire for this application. My fantastic vent fan has a black a white wire coming from it, my water pump has two red wires and my lights have a white green and black coming from it. My 12 gage wire has a ground so the lights are pretty easy as it has three wires coming of it but for the fan and water pump do i need to buy a new 12 gage wire without a ground or is there a way to seal of the ground and still connect the neutral and power and discard the third wire from the 12 gage wire. Also please confirm my fuse box is where its needed and if possible recommend a wire which will connect from my fuse box to house battery. Thanks. My house battery is a dec cycle 100 AH battery

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

 
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I have a question about an outlet I have 63 volts from the

Hi Pearl, I have a question about an outlet I have 63 volts from the hot and 53 volts on the neutral to ground. I am actually a master electrician with over 25 years experience but I am an industrial controls electrician and I am usually pretty quick on residential issues but this on has got me. Thanks, AnthonyJA: 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: ThanksJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: NoJA: 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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My wife and I tried swapping out some outlets and now 2 are

My wife and I tried swapping out some outlets and now 2 are not working correctly. Each are a duplex and have 2 hot and neutral going to them and a ground. All are on the same breaker and go A B C D E. A B C are working fine, I used an outlet tester. D is not working correctly. It is getting power, but it is hooked on a three way switch and switches won't turn it off. Switches tested fine and are hooked up correctly. Tested continuity on travelers and found hot wire. E is showing hot and ground are reversed, but showing a false reading I believe. I'm guessing we got some of the hot and neutral wires placed wrong when putting them on the new outlets. Is there anyway of testing which should go where?

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Steven Parent

Journeymen Electrician

Electrical Journeyman Certificate

 
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I am replacing all down-hanging light fixtures with recessed

Hi. I am replacing all down-hanging light fixtures with recessed lighting, the kind with the wiring clips...My hall lights are a downstairs and upstairs light connected turn on and off by 4 switches:1. Kitchen2. Bottom of steps directly down hall from kitchen3. Top of steps to second floor, directly below where upstairs fixture is4. Down the hall from 2nd floor switch and lightThe switch down the hall is a bigger/fatter switch--I guess a 3 or 4 way (I have no clue what I am doing here). It only cuts the power from the other switches. We have to constantly leave it in off for the other three to work.Inside of the hole of the old fixture where the new hole for the can is sawed in the downstairs hallway, there was only standard romex 3 way wire (if I'm saying that right--black, white, copper).In the upstairs hall, there is 3 sets of wires:1. 2 sets with Red, Black, White and Copper2. 1 set with Black, White and CopperThe recessed lighting can has the clip in wire receptacle--multiple inlets to chain lighting together.My questions are,1. How do I wire the recessed lighting box?2. How do I connect the 3 sets of wires upstairs?3. What causes the Lightswitch at the end of the upstairs hallway to cut off the power to the other three switches? I have changed out the switch to test it and put a new one in--same issue.

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Mike G.

Master Electrician

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