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Old 09-26-2017, 09:54 PM  
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check any receptacles for being terminated by back stabbed
instead of wire screwed on the side.
back stabbed is notorious for connection failure
these are mobile home receptacles that are all in ones. they do not have screws.


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Complete the troubleshooting I described (if you so choose) with all of the receptacles that are non functional. Be sure the power is off at the breaker prior to each of the steps of the troubleshooting. My biggest concern is that these all in ones if not sandwiched properly and evenly pressured just don't make good connections and I don't want to see you chasing your tail around because of it. :-)
I already removed one of the all-in-ones and put a multimeter to the bare wires on 200V setting. I got no voltage. That means it's somewhere in the wiring, right? That is the test I plan to perform on the other 2 non-working outlets. That is what a continuity test is, right?


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I already removed one of the all-in-ones and put a multimeter to the bare wires on 200V setting. I got no voltage. That means it's somewhere in the wiring, right? That is the test I plan to perform on the other 2 non-working outlets. That is what a continuity test is, right?
no. continuity is testing one wire to make sure both ends are connected as in not broken somewhere in the middle.
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no. continuity is testing one wire to make sure both ends are connected as in not broken somewhere in the middle.
Okay. Well I have 3 no-working outlets. I already tested one of them and determined that it is the wiring, not the outlet. I will test the remaining 2 tomorrow.

Now that I know I have some problems with the wiring in the wall, what is my next step to locating and fixing the problem? Do I take apart every outlet, switch, light, and fan, and make sure there are no loose connections or loose wire nuts?
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Okay. Well I have 3 no-working outlets. I already tested one of them and determined that it is the wiring, not the outlet. I will test the remaining 2 tomorrow.

Now that I know I have some problems with the wiring in the wall, what is my next step to locating and fixing the problem? Do I take apart every outlet, switch, light, and fan, and make sure there are no loose connections or loose wire nuts?
If you can not find power in those boxes then you havwe to figure out where it should be coming from. The gfci usually is the first in a string of outlets so I would check the wires in the breaker box for loose screws.

You seldom have a problem with wire, mostly you will have a bad connection and it sounds like that will be somewhere else. All connections are in a box and accessible.
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if the outlets are daisy chained like this
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if the outlets are daisy chained like this
Okay. How do I determine this order?

I can easily see what is on which breaker.
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I am not at your house, In my house I would Remove every damn receptacle
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to the wires, flip the breaker on,That is how I would find the home run {hot] wire from breaker
what you are doing is trying o find the hot, then work towards the othr end
replacing the back stabbed receptacles as you go

common sense will tell you that a box with a 3rd wire is the box that MAY be the start of the chain
OR that 3rd wire could be going to a light switch

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After doing some research, I have pretty much determined that if I replace the GFCI, it should fix 2, if not 3, of the outlets.

I am going to replace the mobile home stab-in outlets with regular outlets. What kind of plastic box do I need to make this safe?

http://www.homedepot.com/p/1-Gang-No...FcZQhgodlQ4OEQ

Is this right? Or do I need something like this...

http://www.homedepot.com/p/1-Gang-18...Fc0ahgodpokOwQ
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Single gang old work low voltage bracket -

Single gang new work box -


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