I am trying to replace a kitchen receptacle used for the refrigerator and a kitchen utensil. I have shut off the kitchen power and taken the old receptacle out of its box for starters since I was short on time then. When putting the receptacle back in and testing it with a plugin wiring testing tool, it was marked open ground. Does this mean that the grounding wire got broken or is this typical for such a receptacle with 3 neutral wires and 3 hot wires?
When I replace the old clip on wiring with a new screw on wiring should I just screw 2 wires together for each side matching the refrigerator receptacle and 1 wire onto the the utensil receptacle?
I have been following my book on wiring for replacing this receptacle and one other I did succeed in replacing. The book explains how to wire a receptacle with one neutral and hot, or 2 neutral and hot wires, but it does not explain a 3 neutral and hot wired receptacle.
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