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Troubleshooting bad outlets

Posted by CHOLE4ELECTRIC on May 13th, 2000 10:10 PM
In reply to some ideas by bc on May 11th, 2000 12:23 AM [Go to top of thread]

Also wires can short and melt and not kick the breaker. Dear BC this is not accurate when conductors burn and not trip the circuit breaker and the branch circuit ceases to function it is better known as an "Open ."
Something like this might be the case here either that or this person should go to the "LAST WORKING" receptacle on this branch circuit it may have been "Speedwired" this is where the conductors have been pushed into the back of the device instead of being wrapped around the screws. When the wires are speedwired they only rely on spring tension to make contact, over the years the device can fatigue and the connection become loose. If this is the case remove the wires from the back and wraparound screws

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