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Old 07-26-2016, 03:17 PM   #1
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1/2 120V outlets don't have power?

After 3-4 years of setting I can not get the front half of the outlets in my 1970 27'twin bed LY to work. Wire tracer signal is detected at all of the outlets but I can not find the junction box to check the connections for corrosion. All inside outlets (except the bathroom) are on one circuit and the two outlets in the bedroom work. Univolt, bath and patio outlets all on one circuit. AC on 3rd circuit. Can not trace wire runs because of the aluminum interior skin.
I have not checked continuity between the front outlets and the bedroom but the tracer signal is detectable at all outlets.

Anyone have an idea?

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Old 07-26-2016, 03:34 PM   #2
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It is rare for the problem to be in the walls.

I would start, with power disconnected, by removing each outlet from the wall, check for loose screws, loose wire nuts, or any dodgy connections. Failing that you can check continuity by connecting white and black together at one end of each wiring segment and using a meter on the other end until you find the problem.

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Old 07-26-2016, 04:19 PM   #3
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I agree with Jammer, very unlikely for your problem to be inside a wall. Your outlets are daisy-chained together with wires accessible inside the box behind the receptacles. I have my money on your problem being located inside one of the working bedroom outlets that feeds the rest, or possibly the closest nonworking outlet. Shut off the power, remove the receptacle to look for the problem, and if you're like me go ahead and replace it with a new one while you're in there. Outlets are cheap....
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