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MisfitToy

08:55PM | 03/27/04
Member Since: 03/27/04
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Hi all! Here's my trouble: On Cir #7, I have 4 standard 120v duplex outlets. When tested with the circuit analyzer, they are registering "OPEN GROUND". When we pulled one outlet out of the wall, blk&white wires were screwed down and the ground wire was as well (2-wire cable w/ground). Why do they register "OPEN GROUND" when tested? Could one outlet on that circuit NOT be grounded at all? What is the best way to fix the problem?

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joed

04:35AM | 03/28/04
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
You have an open ground wire somewhere on the circuit. It could even be in the main panel. Is the entire circuit wired with 2 wire + ground cable? Sometimes people add on to existing circuits that don't have a ground.

MisfitToy

07:13AM | 03/28/04
Member Since: 03/27/04
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More info: after further testing, we have found that 2 of the 4 duplex outlets do in fact APPEAR to have black,white and grd; all secured. The end does NOT have a grd same holds true for the first. Is there a method to ADD a ground to #1 and #4? I alos note #1 and #4 are in plastic boxes, not metal.

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