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revised Why won't my clothing iron work in one outlet but works in others?
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comment How to trace mystery switches
Fair enough. I'm working on the toolbox. Just ordered a non-contact voltage tester yesterday! For this question, @Monso's answer was what I was looking for. No new tools needed!
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comment Why won't my clothing iron work in one outlet but works in others?
@maple_shaft, thanks! I just ordered a no contact voltage tester on Amazon. That $20 should save me some money on visits from the electrician for simple stuff like replacing an outlet or installing a new flood light.
Mar
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comment Why won't my clothing iron work in one outlet but works in others?
@maple_shaft, how do I safely replace the outlet? Do I just turn it off at the circuit breaker and then use an outlet tester to verify it's off?
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comment Why won't my clothing iron work in one outlet but works in others?
@HerrBag, that did the trick! +1 for your comment.
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comment Why won't my clothing iron work in one outlet but works in others?
Your diagnosis was correct. I jiggled the plug a bit and the light came on. I tried pinching the prongs in, and that didn't help. In then end bending the prongs apart seemed to fix it. Thanks!
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comment Why won't my clothing iron work in one outlet but works in others?
@maple_shaft, 2 prong, good idea with the hair dryer I tried that and it works.
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comment Why won't my clothing iron work in one outlet but works in others?
@Monso, yes the iron has a light which is not coming on. I'll try your suggestions.
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