Electrical

Electrical Questions? Ask an Electrician Online.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Related Electrical Questions
Plugged my hair dryer into the GFCI outlet beside my
Plugged my hair dryer into the GFCI outlet beside my bathroom sink, turned it on, lights dimmed, and the light switch on the opposite wall popped, smoke came out of the light switch and the lights wen… read more
George Smith
George Smith
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
460 satisfied customers
Our house was built in 1962 and it has a window in our
Our house was built in 1962 and it has a window in our upstairs bathroom but no ventilation fan which I've heard is code. We bought our house in September of 2017. Since then, the GFCI outlet has trip… read more
Kevin
Kevin
Licensed Electrical Contractor
Diploma
4,713 satisfied customers
I am having the same problem that Sally described 3 years
I am having the same problem that Sally described 3 years ago. Was there ever a resolution? … read more
Kevin
Kevin
Licensed Electrical Contractor
Diploma
4,713 satisfied customers
Plugged in hairdryer in bathroom and a light switch in
Plugged in hairdryer in bathroom and a light switch in another room ( same circuit) began smoking. Smoking stopped when hair dryer was off. Plugged in vaccume in same outlet and light switch smoked ag… read more
Mike G.
Mike G.
Master Electrician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
8,290 satisfied customers
The bathroom and bedroom lights were flickering and then went
The bathroom and bedroom lights were flickering and then went out as well as the outlets in those 2 rooms. Within minutes one by one the outlets in the lovig room and master bedroom went out but the c… read more
AssuredElectrical
AssuredElectrical
Master Electrician
High School or GED
3,264 satisfied customers
Our smoke alarms have started going off (after months of silence)
Our smoke alarms have started going off (after months of silence) for no reason we can detect. They're hardwired into home, but we've disconnected all power connectors that plug into alarms and remove… read more
Kevin
Kevin
Licensed Electrical Contractor
Diploma
4,713 satisfied customers
Hello, I recently purchased an apartment in New York City.
Hello, I recently purchased an apartment in New York City. Last night I was doing some work on the apartment, including some pesticides I sprayed in the kitchen to kill some cockroaches in the kitchen… read more
Jason
Jason
Service Technician
Associate Degree
3,958 satisfied customers
Hello - I just heard a zap noise in my living room and it was
Hello - I just heard a zap noise in my living room and it was coming from an outlet. I had a lamp plugged in, 75w bulb. When I came over to the outlet, smoke was coming from it. I turned off the light… read more
electrifier
electrifier
Master Electrician
Bachelor's Degree
1,458 satisfied customers
I have a wall separating the shower from the sinks. Can u put
I have a wall separating the shower from the sinks. Can u put a jbox/plug on one side but occupying the same space in the wall as the shower valves? If so, any special wire or isolation necessary. My … read more
Jason
Jason
Service Technician
Associate Degree
3,958 satisfied customers
I have a 1997 dutch mobile home. The other day while using
I have a 1997 dutch mobile home. The other day while using my blow drier in the master bathroom I popped the gf, well or I thought, so I went to the little bathroom to rest it, but that didn't work, a… read more
Mike G.
Mike G.
Master Electrician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
8,290 satisfied customers
All the gfi plugs and washer /dryer plugs along with one room
All the gfi plugs and washer /dryer plugs along with one room in the house loses power but does not trip the breaker. They all come back on buy themselves. I replaced the breaker that provided the pow… read more
Alex
Alex
Owner
Bachelor's Degree
1,783 satisfied customers
My contractor built an addition to my garage and added several
My contractor built an addition to my garage and added several outlets. He added the outlets to a breaker he thought belonged to just the garage light, however, it also powers half of my kitchen. I no… read more
electrifier
electrifier
Master Electrician
Bachelor's Degree
1,458 satisfied customers
I plugged my curling iron in this morning, and a loud pop came
I plugged my curling iron in this morning, and a loud pop came out of it with a flash of light. I didn't smell anything burning, but I threw it away and checked the outlet for smoke-none found. I just… read more
electrifier
electrifier
Master Electrician
Bachelor's Degree
1,458 satisfied customers
What would cause a reset light to turn on at an outdoor porch
What would cause a reset light to turn on at an outdoor porch outlet, and then pressing the reset button does not turn the light off? Is this indicative of a larger electrical wiring problem? I have a… read more
High-Voltage
High-Voltage
Journeyman Certified Electrician
148 satisfied customers
Hello, over the past 3 weeks we have had a comcast cable box
Hello, over the past 3 weeks we have had a comcast cable box smoke out and quit working, a DVD player smoke out and quit working, and a motor on a very good quality treadmill slowly get noisy till it … read more
Jason
Jason
Service Technician
Associate Degree
3,958 satisfied customers
I came home from work to find the power out in my bedroom and
I came home from work to find the power out in my bedroom and bath. The rest of the house is not affected. I reset the circuit breakers without success. There are only overhead lights, a lamp and a cl… read more
Joseph
Joseph
743 satisfied customers
Can you help I have not been able to do the needed repairs
Can you help?I have not been able to do the needed repairs on my home built in 1986 due to financial woes.I am a single mom on disability.We have had a leaky roof now for about 5 years.We seem to be l… read more
Glenn
Glenn
Maintenance, Technician
Associate Degree
1,612 satisfied customers
Hi, We have 1 electrical outlet upstairs that has worked in
Hi, We have 1 electrical outlet upstairs that has worked intermittently since the day we moved in. We recently discovered that two wired in smoke detectors are in fact also affected and provide audibl… read more
Brian
Brian
Architect
Bachelor's Degree
2,905 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You did one super job of explaining to me everything there is to know about this fridge. I'm looking forward to asking you questions in the future.

JimmyBagley, IA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Mike

Mike

Master Electrician

1,426 satisfied customers

Licensed Master Electrician - OnQ Certified Data Voice Audio Video Installer

Jason

Jason

Service Technician

3,958 satisfied customers

Over 20 years of experience in all types of installations, troubleshooting, and repairs.

Mike G.

Mike G.

Master Electrician

8,290 satisfied customers

Proven Professional 49 years Experience

Kevin

Kevin

Licensed Electrical Contractor

4,713 satisfied customers

31 years Licensed Electrical Contractor in Illinois, Adjunct College Electrical Instructor, Former Electrical Inspector, Diploma: Digital Electronics, FCC General Class License

AssuredElectrical

AssuredElectrical

Master Electrician

3,264 satisfied customers

Contractor-42+ Years in the ElectricalTrade

electrifier

electrifier

Master Electrician

1,458 satisfied customers

Electrical contractor and electrical inspector for over 24 years with phone and networking expertise

Rich

Rich

Master Electrician

1,117 satisfied customers

Over 35 years residential, commercial, industrial wiring, install, troubleshoot, service, maintain

< Previous | Next >

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x