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Why is a power outlet not working?

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10/27/2017

There are several possible causes:

  • The outlet has gone bad such as internal contacts corroded or bent so they don't make a connection.
  • The wire on the outlet is not connect or loose, not connected properly
  • There is a break in the wire somewhere
  • No power going to the outlet from the source, which could also be caused by a bad fuse