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My receptacle tester indicates that the hot and ground are

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My receptacle tester indicates that the hot and ground are interchanged what do I do
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: Since last night
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: It is happening in 5outlets
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 10 months ago.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
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Expert:  Mike G. replied 10 months ago.

Your plug in tester shows that when there is an open neutral. That is caused by a bad connection on the neutral at an outlet ahead of the first problem outlet. Plug in a lamp,in the on position, in a problem outlet. Take your tester and go to all outlets working or not, plug in and wiggle side to side. In most cases, the action will make the connection and the light will come on. That outlet is where the connection is bad. Open the outlet and correct the problem.