8 Common Problems With Outlet Receptacles

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Electrical outlets (more properly known as receptacles) are the workhorses of your home's electrical system. The outlet receptacles are where lamps, electronic equipment, small appliances, space heaters, and many other devices tap into the home's electrical circuits to fulfill their duties. Over time, an outlet receptacle can see cord plugs inserted and withdrawn hundreds of times, and like any other mechanical device, they eventually wear out or become damaged. Changes in electrical code requirements may also mean that a receptacle needs to be replaced, even if it works adequately.

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Original Article Source Credits:   The Spruce , https://www.thespruce.com/

Article Written By:  Timothy Thiele 

Original Article Posted on:  10/21/19

Link to Original Article:  https://www.thespruce.com/common-receptacle-troubles-1152794