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Old 09-24-2017, 12:41 PM  
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Default How to get these three outlets working?

This is in a mobile home. All breakers work. All wall switches are on. So it must be something specific to the outlet.

Where to start?


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There all cheap backstabbed outlets, replace them.
Wrap the wires around the screws in clockwise direction.
That last one is a GFI, tried resetting it?


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There all cheap backstabbed outlets, replace them.
Wrap the wires around the screws in clockwise direction.
That last one is a GFI, tried resetting it?
On the last one, the buttons seem to be stuck. It doesn't even push.

Do I have to replace them with regular household outlets and then put in a work box? Or are you suggesting replacing them with the same type of outlet? Because I don't think there is anything to wrap a screw around if I replace them with the same type of outlet.

And can you really be 100% sure that it's the outlets and not something with the wiring further upstream? Is there an easy way to test this? I have a multimeter.

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Is there a way to verify that it is the outlet and not wiring? I have a multimeter.
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Is there a way to verify that it is the outlet and not wiring? I have a multimeter.
The first thing you check is gfci as the other two like come from there.
You should find power on the line side as that comes from the breaker.
The load side will be feeding the other two.
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The first thing you check is gfci as the other two like come from there.
You should find power on the line side as that comes from the breaker.
The load side will be feeding the other two.
Only one outlet in the house has a GFCI and it is one of the outlets in question. All 3 outlets are not on the same breaker. I took the wires out of one of the outlets and tested the bare wires with a circuit tester. There was no voltage. Does this mean that it is the wiring and not the outlet? Should I repeat this test (multimeter on bare wires) for all 3?
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You last picture is a gfci........
Why do you think they are on different circuits.
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You last picture is a gfci........
Why do you think they are on different circuits.
Okay actually #2 and #3 are on the same breaker. But on that same breaker, everything else works besides these two outlets. This includes 6 light sockets, a fan, and several other outlets. The GFCI buttons seem to be stuck. The two non-working outlets on this breaker (pictures 2 and 3) are in separate rooms. The GFCI in the bathroom and the other one in the bedroom.

Picture #1 is on the other end of the mobile home on a different breaker. I know this because I tested at the panel.

This is my plan... Will you tell me if it will work? I want to remove all the non-working outlets by removing them and testing the bare wires with my multimeter. Does that make sense?

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Maybe but humor me first, check for power on the load side of the gfci unless there is only one set of wires there.
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If there is 120V on the line side of the GFCI in picture #3 and the buttons do not reset it, than replace it because it has failed, as they do.


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