Congratulations, you found some kind of wiring problem.
You're stumped because you don't understand electricity and house wiring!
Every outlet "looks normal"
All ground wires "seem secure"
All hot and neutral wires "look correct"
Get out a voltmeter and use a 10 amp load and find the problem!
If you can't or don't know how, then find someone who can and knows how!
A big problem was created with "stab in" the back receptacles that don't attach the wires on the sides with SCREWS! If you have those, transfer the wires to the screws. If there are no screws, then replace them ALL!
More than once I have found broken ground wires.
I have found loose screws.
I have found miswired receptacles.
I have found 3-conductor (grounded) receptacles installed on 2-wire (ungrounded) systems.
I have found loose wirenuts.
You need to find the problem with a voltmeter.
Check with the receptacles undisturbed (still fastened to the box). If the problem becomes intermittent because you
moved it, then the problem becomes much more difficult to find.
If you don't understand how to trace wiring and troubleshoot, then stop now. The last thing you want to do is bump something which seems to make a problem disappear.
· 3 weeks ago