Electrical Testing and Troubleshooting
By Dave Rongey
Electrical Troubleshooting and Electrical Repair Questions and Answers about random electrical shocks, troubleshooting a garbage disposal circuit, troubleshooting a disposal that runs all the time, troubleshooting a light circuit, troubleshooting a smoking outlet, troubleshooting an added light switch, troubleshooting partial power to a 220 volt dryer, troubleshooting smoke detectors and receptacles, troubleshooting stove turns on lights, troubleshooting washing machine.
Question: I recently bought a home that was originally constructed in 1920. In 1990 the former owners had an additional room and deck added to the side of the house.
Question: I put a garbage disposal in my kitchen. I installed a switch and one plug where the power comes together.
Question: My garbage disposal stopped working. The outlet it was plugged into also powered the dishwasher.
Question: An electrician wired a single pole switch box to two ceiling flush mount fixture boxes. I can't figure out what they did to hook it all up now that I finished the room.
Question: Sunday a toilet broke in my house and i had to call the water dept to shut off my water. The next day my dad replaced the toilet and turned the water back on from the meter.
Question: I just purchased a house and notice that the wash room light switch is in the corner inside the room, approximately 6' away from the door.
Question: Dryer has partial power and certain other wall plugs are out after a lightning storm. The dryer tries to come on but doesn't have enough power to start.
Question: My homes smoke detectors, one(1)upstairs bedroom and hall lights all run on the same circuit.
Question: Our electrical wiring is messed up everything is working back words. The stove turns on the kitchen lights and washing machine works when you push in the control.
Question: The outlet for my washer machine stopped working. The fuse in the electrical box does not trip.
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