what is the problem when the hot wires read no voltage and there is 120 volts between nuetral and ground?
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
It means that you are confused.
It means that the wiring is connected incorrectly!
Or an open circuit wire.
- JimLv 74 weeks ago
Simply the Hot (black wire) & Neutral (white wire) are reversed.
This can be VERY DANGEROUS.
If you use a plug-in tester ($8), it will show HOT/NEU Reversed
- mark_pocLv 61 month ago
It's possible that you have an open neutral and it is hot due to feed through from the hot wire through a device (like a light bulb). Because the neutral is open there would be no voltage measured between that and the hot wire.
If that is the case, then you should be able to measure 120 volts between the hot wire and ground.
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- Anonymous1 month ago
the neutral has become the live line
a line tester screwdriver will light up
when touched to the neutral
- 異域秦後人Lv 71 month ago
WIRES CONNECTION WERE REVERSED BY MISTAKE.
- PhilomelLv 71 month ago
The circuit has been mis-wired. The Neutral (wht) wire has been connected to a phase at the Circuit breaker box.
- ZirpLv 71 month ago
Someone mixed up neutral and live
- 1 month ago
The circuit (or the outlet) has been wired back-to-front. Get it fixed.