I have a GFCI receptacle that as far as I can tell is the first one from the panel (because nothing else is off in the house when the breaker is off). I have to replace the old outlet.
When the breaker is on, I attach my Klein voltmeter to the hot and neutral and only get a continuity reading (beep) but no voltage (shaking and reading on voltage dial).
If I then test the hot to ground I get voltage (both beep and reading)...
I don't get it...how could this happen? Searched online for a while but can't find an answer :( thanks for any pointers!
UPDATE: I checked the panel and the neutral is firmly attached to the ground bus. However when i disconnected the neutral and hot at the panel (with main breaker off) they did not have continuity with the neutral and hot wirenut together on the receptacle end . I'm wondering if the neutral is then compromised and touching ground somewhere?