I was using some power tools in my garage and the fuse blew. I replaced the fuse but the outlet still didnt work. It was an older outlet without buttons so its not GFCI. The outlet is in the garage, and the downstairs bathroom light runs off the same fuse. After replacing the fuse the bathroom light works but the garage outlet does not. Beside the outlet is a switch for the garage light as well, which also doesnt work.
So I replaced both the outlet and switch.
When I plug anything into the new outlet (tried shop-vac and small lamp) it doesnt work and the garage light doesnt work either.
My plugin tester shows wiring is correct, nothing reversed or open.
With my multimeter I get 117 vots hot to neutral , 3 volts neutral to ground, and 122 volts hot to ground.
At the light fixture I get the same 117-120 volts cant remember exactly when the switch is on.
By all accounts when I plug something into the outlet or flick the light switch I should get power, but nothing happens. Seems like I've tried everything and am really scratching my head. Thought I would ask here first to see if there is anything obvious that I missed before calling electrician.
Any ideas? Thanks.