Can you go back and verify that each is correctly wired? Generally, black is hot and goes on the gold (small) connector; white is neutral, and goes on the silver (large) connector. The bare wire is ground, which often goes on a green connector.
One more thing: many of those testers can give you misleading information. You might or might not have a hot and ground reversed.
[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited November 09, 2000).]
I even checked the wiring to the light fixture there is current going through the wires but nothing runs when directly plugged to the wires.
I will not disagree with electricbil, but you have an open neutral ! You have a white wire which may or may not be on it's own dedicated bar,loose. As time goes by heating and cooling will expand and contract these wires and they sometimes come loose. It will happen more often if these wires are aluminum. You need to tighten these lugs and all ground lugs as well. There is a chance you might have a loose hot wire on a breaker, but do the neutrals and grounds first. You MUST be very careful not to be grounded yourself or touch anything which will provide a path for electricity to flow...it can be very unforgiving !!
- 15 Old House Features We Shouldn't Abandon
- 17 Tiny Bathrooms We Love
- 16 Designs for a Low-Cost DIY Coffee Table
- Insanely Easy 60-Minute Home Improvements
- 12 Sheds You Could Live (or Work) In
- Assembly Required: 15 DIY Kit Homes
- 30 Things Every Adult Should Know How to Do
- 10 Surprisingly Simple Woodworking Projects
- 7 Surprising Other Uses for Mayonnaise
- 9 Ways to Make Your TV Look at Home
- 9 Totally Amazing Mobile Home Makeovers
- 11 Lessons to Learn from AirBnB's Tiniest Homes
- 10 DIY Ways to Redo Your Wall—Without Paint
- 8 Smart Shoe Racks You Can Make Today
- 7 Easy Budget-Friendly Backyard Makeovers
- Worth It: 8 Renovations That Pay You Back
- 7 House Sounds Never to Ignore
- Watch These 10 Home Trends Take Off in 2015
- 11 Things Never to Keep in Your Bedroom
- 12 Places You Never Clean—But Should!