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Our home has a outlet that keeps blowing the breaker

Our home has a outlet .the tester we pluged in showed a hot neutral reverse . what does that mean

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You have to reverse it and call an electrician for help...or better yet replace the breker fuse to a higher amperage,or change the wire size or rewire it and install a new breaker with a higher amperage....have a nice day!

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

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(there should have steel rod place in the ground by the local electric company, and gtound wire is connected to that rod).
Open Neutral= same as open ground. unless you are testing 240V, which have 2 hot (110v) and a neutral (0V).
Open Hot= open 110v line (black)
hot/ground reversed= if you understand the above, then this sould be self explaintory.
same a hot/neu. reverse.

if you don't understand how electric wiring works, My suggestion is to stay out.


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