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#1 posted 11-15-2015 01:27 AM

I turn on the breaker and the non contact meter shows power. I test with AC volt meter and it shows no voltage between any leads. I turn off the breaker and it shows no power with non contact meter or AC meter. The GFCI works properly as far as, it test good. It doesn’t trip the breaker and the is no continuity between the wires with the breaker off and disconnected from the outlet

Let me ask you this, if the non contact meter says there is power there and the volt meter says no power there, are you willing to touch it with your hands? And why would the non contact meter read voltage with the breaker on and no voltage when the breaker is off. Phantom power from somewhere?

That’s my diagnosis. Since the outlet wasn’t working I disconnected the wires from the outlet and my fluorescent lights started working properly. Somehow, this wall outlet is connected to my shop and bathroom

I’m not looking for a fix from LJs just some ideas.

I’m putting aluminum foil over my house so the voices stop.


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