|Black electrical tape|
Supplies and Tools:
Child safety devices
Circuit electrical panel breaker
Cordless screwdriver with Phillip Bit
Duplex electrical plug-white
Electrical Phillip screwdriver
Electrical plug tester
Flat tip screwdriver
Plastic face plate
Mrs. James was referred by a friend. She had several electrical plugs that only worked occasionally. She hired me to solve her problems. You must be comfortable working with electrical wires and hand tools to get this job done.
This post shows the thirteen steps to troubleshot and repair this dining room electrical plug.
Step 1: Fig.1 shows the circuit electrical panel, now turn off the power to the plug by turning off the circuit electrical panel breaker.
|Fig.2 Safety device|
|Fig.3 Removal of child safety device|
|Fig.4 Plug tester|
|Fig.5 Remove plug |
from metal box
Step 6: Fig.6 shows that the common wire (white wire) has broken off the electrical plug. This is the reason why the bottom plug had no power.
|Fig.6 Broken white (common) |
wire from back of plug
Step 8: Fig.7 shows the Handyman stripping the rubber coating off the electrical wire using electrical wire strippers. Cut off 1-inch of rubber coating. The electrical wire strippers have rubber handles to protect the user.
|Fig.7 Using electrical strippers |
to strip the end of common wire
|Fig.8 Attach the ground to the plug|
|Fig.9 Attaching common |
wire to plug
|Fig.10 Testing for power |
|Fig.11 Taping around |
plug to prevent sparks
|Fig.12 Job finished|
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