I recently moved into a house and found one outlet that did not work. Figuring it was a bum outlet, I shut off the breaker to the room and took the outlet out. I found two white wires, one red, and one bare ground.
I wired it up with the two white wires to silver, red to brass, ground to ground and found that the outlet still did not work.
Leaving the wiring open, I restored the circuit and found that none of the outlets in the room work. So, I imagine that it was wired in series rather than in parallel.
The voltage measured between the two white wires is 120V. I did not expect that.
EDIT: Red to ground is zero. But when both whites are hooked up to the silver, the outlet does not work but all the outlets in the room do work.
Can you shed some light on what's going on? And how to hook it up properly. Thank you in advance.
There are two grouping of wires coming into the box. One side has a white, black, red, and ground. The other side has a white, black, and ground. The black wires from each group are connected with a twist-cap.