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3 switch wall outlet 2 work 1 doesnt. A while

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3 switch wall outlet...

3 switch wall outlet 2 work 1 doesnt

Contractor's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

A while

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Electrical
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Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 10 months ago
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Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 10 months ago

What does the switch control? How many wires on the switch?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
black
& white and a ground
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
outside patio light, fan fan light
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 10 months ago

Do you have a 2 wire voltage tester?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
i do .... and theres the first problem, when i test it on an outlet it works...110v
but when i test it on one of the switches that work (lights on) it doesn't light up
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 10 months ago

You need a 2 wire tester not a non contact tester. I need for you to verify both the hot and neutral.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
any ideas?
multi meter?
lets do that
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 10 months ago

Test the wires on the switch to ground.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
amex called me,resubmit the charge
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 10 months ago

Stand by for resubmittal.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
forget the whole thing, thanks
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