6 Common Wire Connection Problems and Their Solutions
A great many electrical problems around the house are traced to different versions of the same essential problem: wire connections that are made improperly or that have loosened over time. You may have inherited the problem from a previous owner or from an electrician who did an inadequate job, or perhaps it’s the result of work you did yourself. Many wire connection problems are no one’s fault but are simply the result of time. Wires are under a constant cycle of heating and cooling, expansion and contraction. Every time a switch is used or appliances are plugged in, and the natural result of all this usage is that wire connections can loosen over time.
Your electrical system has a lot of safeguards against danger from bad wire connections, such as its grounding system, its circuit breakers, and GFCI and AFCI protection. Still, there is danger from sparking and arcing whenever there is a loose wire connection in your system. Many of these problems are quite easy for a homeowner to spot and repair, while others are best handled by a professional electrician. Understanding where these problems commonly occur will help you decide how to handle them.
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