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The circuit breaker hasn’t popped but in living room non of the 4 outlets are working. Checked the 4 plugs for any signs of loose wires or spark marks. ? What’s next?

Contractor's Assistant: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?

I bought the hous 10 yrs ago and don’t know? Have not yet

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Electrician: Kevin, Licensed Electrical Contractor replied 7 months ago
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1) Most likely, there is a loose wire termination or a loose wire splice in one of the boxes on the circuit.

2) For starters, you can try the Wiggle Procedure shown in the link below:

3) If the Wiggle Procedure does not identify the problem receptacle, you will need either a 2 wire lead AC voltage tester (a contact type) or a multimeter to take a few voltage measurements. The tester will confirm if the problem is a hot or a neutral wire issue. Once you know the cause of the problem, then you can start to troubleshoot the problem using the tester and isolating the circuit.

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Electrician: Kevin, Licensed Electrical Contractor replied 7 months ago

1) Attached in the link below is a diagram to take voltage measurements at a few of the receptacles: The 3 following measurements will determine the problem wire:

A) Hot to Neutral

B) Hot to Ground

C) Neutral to Ground

A multimeter is recommended to obtain measurements. A meter with a built-in audible continuity tester is also recommended for troubleshooting purposes.

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