I have a couple of weird things going on. So all of a sudden three outlets went dead. I checked the circuit breaker and nothing was tripped. To make sure, I turned the breaker that controls the 3 outlets on and then off again. Still nothing.
To research, I removed the plates on all three outlets to expose the wiring. All three have 2 black and 2 white wires and a ground. This makes me think they're connected in a series somehow. Two of the outlets are on the same wall within 10 feet. The other outlet is on an opposite wall across the living room.
Things I've tried to diagnose: With circuit breaker and and off I've check for voltage on all three outlets and all the wires and the two that are on the same wall have absolutely nothing whether the breaker is on or off. The outlet that is on the opposite wall however, has a low voltage reading whether the breaker is on or off. The weird thing that I can't understand is that when I check for voltage on the outlet that is on the opposite wall while my sandals are on, I get the low voltage beep on my voltage pen. However, when my sandals are off and I'm barefoot, I don't get and voltage beep. Why is this?!!
Second question, how can I troubleshoot and try to fix this? Is it a problem at the circuit breaker? I checked every other outlet to make sure nothing is tripped and all the other outlets on the floor are working fine.