Outlet Troubleshooting

Two months ago, we had power outlets that were having issues getting plugs to stick, so my dad had us replace all of the outlets in the room, including mine, but my plugs were all working fine before yet he wanted them all replaced anyway.

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At one point, we were having to fiddle with one of the outlets' wirings in the living room because we couldn't get it to work without shorting out two of our other rooms. So they eventually got it to work, but then, except for my fan, I've had no power in my room for two months. So I just didn't bother with replacing my outlets.

Only now has my dad stepped in to replace the perfectly fine outlets in favor of these newer ones, saying this'll bring back power into my room. I don't know how, he just said it would fix it. So then I test it and it runs hot. All of the outlets are receiving power and yet I plug my lamp in them and I'm still not able to get it to turn on.

I am getting outright annoyed with this. What did we do to get the outlets to stop working?

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January 1, 20170 found this helpful

Call an electrician to troubleshoot the problem checking the electrical system in your home.

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January 1, 20170 found this helpful

Make sure the lamp works in another outlet before you assume your outlet is faulty.

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January 1, 20170 found this helpful

Not sure what kind of plug your cord has but try to reverse the polarity.

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January 20, 20170 found this helpful

Have you talked to your dad about your lamp? Have you tried your lamp in another room in your house where maybe another lamp is currently working?

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It does seem there may be a problem with just your lamp but undoubtedly you like this particular lamp so please talk to your dad as he may be able to figure out if your lamp can be repaired or if you will need a new one.

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