I recently purchased a new outlet tester and was randomly going around the house happy that all outlets were showing GREEN (correct).
Then I came to one of the outlets in my kitchen.
I have three outlets that are wired in series. To my knowledge these are the last three outlets in the run from the panel.
Outlet #1 - GFCI Outlet - Tester = GREEN (correct) The rest of the outlets are fed from the load terminals correctly
Outlet #2 - Normal Outlet - Tester = YELLOW/GREEN (open neutral) When tested the yellow/green lights come on and the GFCI trips immediately.
Outlet #3 - Normal Outlet - Test = GREEN (correct)
Outlet #1 - GFCI Outlet -Tester = GREEN (correct) The rest of the outlets are fed from the load terminals correctly
Outlet #2 - Normal Outlet - Tester = YELLOW/RED (hot/neutral reversed) When tested the yellow/red lights come on and after a second or two the GFCI trips.
Outlet #3 - Outlet three (the last outlet in the run) is removed and no outlet is connecting the hot and neutral wires (they are wire nutted off separately). I did this as a method of removing one point at a time to try and narrow things down. I did not expect this to alter outlet #2.
I am utter baffled at how the above scenarios can change and what exactly that means and what the best course of action is to correct the situation.
I am not sure how removing outlet #3 from the equation alters the "issue" that outlet #2 is having.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.