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Lost power at all outlets on one circuit only, all other

Lost power at all outlets on one circuit only, all other circuits are fine. Have 120V at the hot side of all outlets on this circuit when measured to ground. Nothing across the outlet to neutral. Have 3 GFCI outlets on this same circuit (which probably isn't helping anything). None of these will reset. I believe this indicates a problem with the continuity of the neutral somewhere. Question. What is the best way of tracking down the problem? Note there there are at least five outlets on this one circuit, and I see no visible problem.

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Oh a person?!? I am trying to fix a problem with a ceiling

Oh a person?!? I am trying to fix a problem with a ceiling light. It is a halogen fixture controlled by a dimmer switch. I replaced the bulb but that didn't fix the problem. So I bought and installed a new dimmer switch. No luck. Tried a 3rd new dimmer switch and another bulb. Nada. Any ideas?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Just today over the last couple of hoursJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: If possible, why not? I am pretty careful and make sure to turn the power off at the breaker panel.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: That is pretty much it.

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Kevin

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I NEED A SCHEMATIC FOR DAYTON MODEL 6K358 BB 115 VOLT WIRED

i NEED A SCHEMATIC FOR DAYTON MODEL 6K358 BB 115 VOLT WIRED FOR A PLUG-INJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: NOT LONGJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YESJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: it's A NEW REPLACEMENT MOTOR i TESTED IT WITH A OHM METER AND i GET A POSITIVE READING WITH ALL MY WIRES THAT WERE TWISTED TOGETHER FROM THE FACTORY.

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George Smith

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I am replacing the ballast on a flourescent fixture and the

I am replacing the ballast on a flourescent fixture and the wires are not the same. The ballast says it is a replacement for my old one, but I don't know how to wire it.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Just startedJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes, I've got the old one out. I'm at the point of installing the new one now.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I am very handy with electricity, I just don't know about this ballast.

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Steve G.

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Sure. I have two outlets that do not have power.. one is a

Sure. I have two outlets that do not have power.. one is a terminal outlet they other I believe is on the same circuit. I checked the box and they seem to be tied to an AFI breaker but I am not sure because all the other plugs work.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: I think since I bought the house 5 years ago but I didn't need the plugs until nowJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: dependson how big a problem it isJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: not that I can think of

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Kevin

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Diploma

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I have a problems with light in my kitchen not working. Ive

Hello, I have a problems with light in my kitchen not working. Ive checked and changed all gfci outlet. Lights in kitchen and adjacent room not working. Ive tripped the breaker multiple time no help. I have volt meter and at the first dead outlet I have no power what so ever. What else should I try?

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Kevin

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Diploma

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I have a 220vac 5hp capacitor motor. It has always worked

I have a 220vac 5hp capacitor motor. It has always worked fine forward and reverse. But it sat unused for several years and I was going to test a generate and the motor would try to start but would not. I checked the drum switch and the points were really burnt, so I bought a new drum switch and must have marked the wires wrong becauseJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: two weeks, there are 5 wires going to the switch, one goes to 2 contacts. I have id'ed the 220vac wires but can only find one set of wires with resistance 40 ohms. don't know if this is start winding or run winding. hope you can helpJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Its a standard forward reverse drum switch that looks identical to the old one

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George Smith

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Perhaps, just a few minutes I'm looking to replace one light

hello; yes perhapsJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: just a few minutes I'm looking to replace one light dimmer switch with another this is a single pole application (I believe that's the expression, it is is one switch controlling several lights) the dimmer i'm taking out has 2 black lines connected to it; plus groundJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: my new dimmer switch wants 3 lines (plus ground): neutral, line, and load (there's a 4th slot for traveler, but I believe that's only needed for 3 pole applications).JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: nope, that's all the details

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Kevin

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I'm upgrading my panel. SCE came out and spot checked. They

Hi Kevin...I'm upgrading my panel. SCE came out and spot checked. They removed the meter and left. I thought they would leave some instruction too, but they didn't. Any idea?Thank you.--Al

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Diploma

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