Not sure if I'm using the correct title for this subject but I don't know what else to use to describe it.
Few days ago, while plugging my iron on an receptacle, it generated a sparkle and suddenly stopped working.
This resulted in other outlets and ceiling light around "not working" either. I checked the breaker panel and none of them triggered.
Actually, the very breaker for this receptacle is working well as it secures other outlets in my condo which do not present any problem.
Checking my "defective" outlets with a multimeter, I actually have a voltage value, but not the ones it should be. I have the following readings:
- Phase (brown) to Neutral (white): 87V (instead of 120V)
- Phase (brown) to Ground (green): 116V (so apparently normal value)
- Neutral (white) to Ground (green): 18V (instead of 1.5V)
I have obviously haven't made any physical change on the connection. Does anyone have any idea of where this problem could come from ? thank you in advance for any advice.