Repairing an Electrical Outlet?

I blew out an electrical outlet. I pulled on it and it blew taking out 4 other outlets. I replaced the blown outlet, but still all 5 outlets are out even after I reset the switch on the main box.


By Milton

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March 24, 20150 found this helpful

It may be that these devices are fed from an AFCI or GFCI receptacle which is tripped.

It may be that the breaker did not reset.

It may be that the breaker is bad.

It may be that the wiring is incorrect. Black is supposed to be hot white neutral and bare or green a non current carrying ground, but not everyone wires that way. Is the black wire hot? Is there continuity between neutral (white) and ground (bare or green)?

March 25, 20150 found this helpful

In the interest of not jeopardizing your home-owner insurance policy, please consider hiring an electrician?


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March 28, 20150 found this helpful

If you know something about electrical, Bruce has given good suggestions. However, I suspect that you should call an electrician. Far too many people think that home wiring is a job for the home handyman, and sadly, most times it is not.


You have no guarantees that the previous person who dealt with your wiring knew what they were doing, so there may be all sorts of issues that you have uncovered.


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