Testing a light socket involves making sure that socket is up and running correctly. Test a light socket with help from the founder and owner of a tile and home repair shop in this free video clip.
Hi, my name is Robert Herdan. I'm the owner of WestOaks Tile. And I'm going to show you today how you can test a light outlet. The tools we need to do this project today are a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, an outlet tester. OK so the first thing we're going to need to do is get our light socket tester. Which I have in my hands now. And we will insert it into the socket and see if it's good or bad. In this case, if it is good, when you push it in and press this little button, it should light up. OK we're not getting any light so that's telling us that this socket is not working. Now that doesn't mean that there's isn't power coming to this socket, it just simply means the socket isn't working. So the next thing we need to do is figure out what breakers turn the power off in this area because you don't want to work on this socket while the power is on. If you can't figure that out, I would just turn all of them off just to be safe. However, what you really need to do is turn the lights on in the room and go around to different plugs. You could plug in a light or plug in our socket tester here until you see if it will light up and you flip the breaker off, you see that it doesn't light up and that way you should know that the power going to this particular socket is off. OK so we found that this wasn't working. What we found out was that there was too many appliances plugged into our circuit. So we've now removed some of the appliances and reset the circuit breaker at the box. Now what I'll do is retest this light socket and let's see if we got power. OK I don't know that you could see that, but these two yellow lights are lit up now. Which shows that we do have power and that the power is correctly attached to out light socket. I'm Robert Herdan and we just finished showing you how to test the light outlet.
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