The sink disposal came unscrewed, leaked, and shorted the unit. It died. I replace the disposal and plug it in. Nothing happens.
The breaker is not tripped. The new disposal turns on when an extension cord is used connected to a different outlet. The outlet in question when tested indicated open ground. We open it up and reconnect the ground. Second outlet test shows open neutral. We open it up, and the white wire is loose and falls off connection. We connect it firmly and test again. Hooray! Working outlet per the tester. We plug the disposal in to the outlet and <<>>. The breaker again is not tripped. The outlet tester now has no lights on the outlet. Dead. I plug the disposal with the cord into another outlet, it works. It is clearly electrician time but this mystery is gnawing at my brain. Something about the disposal the outlet doesn't like. Or, would it do that with anything I plug in after it says it is working. Probably needs a new outlet. Anyone have a technical insight into the reason this happened?