Electrical Problems & Repairs

Electrical problems from blown fuses to unreliable outlets can be frustrating. Learn how to repair common electrical problems and issues safely.
Circuit breaker panel
Safely Turn Off the Power at the Circuit Breaker Panel or Fuse Box
person unscrewing a light bulb in a fixture
Easy Fixes for a Flickering LED, CFL, or Incandescent Light Bulb
Yellow voltage tester inserted into wall outlet
How to Fix Electrical Outlet Problems by Yourself
person screwing in a light bulb
Why Are Your Light Bulbs Burning Out Early?
Black light fixture getting light bulb replaced by hand
How to Replace a Light Socket Without Replacing the Whole Fixture
Electrical box adding an extender behind a light switch
How to Use an Electrical Box Extender
Recessed lights' spring clips being fixed with yellow staple gun
How to Fix the Spring Clips on Your Recessed Lights
Hands fixing christmas lights that went out
How to Fix Christmas Lights
Outlet plug
Receptacle Trouble Signs and Warnings
woman examining a breaker box
Here's What to Do When a Fuse Blows
Placing outlet box into wall
How to Install an Electrical Box in an Existing Wall
strand of string lights
Learn How to Avoid Overloading Circuits With Christmas Lights
voltage tester
Testing Outlets With a Voltage Tester
PVC Conduit and Fittings
Use Solvent-Cement to Make Connections on PVC Conduit and Fittings
Broken light bulb
Causes of Frequent Light Bulb Failure
Utility worker figurines installing a light bulb
How to Troubleshoot Regular and 3-Way Light Bulbs
Man about to plug in
Here's Why Cracked Electrical Outlets Are Dangerous
Electrical wall switch pressed on top and bottom
How to Troubleshoot and Repair Wall Switches
Person using a voltage tester on an outlet
6 Ways to Prevent Electrical Shock and Stay Safe
Senior woman sitting in bed, using telephone
Troubleshoot Your Landline Before Calling a Technician
Electric oven, focusing on the heating element
What to Do About Smoking Electrical Elements
Water Well Pump and Pressure Switch
How to Repair or Replace a Well Pump Pressure Switch
Water Well Pumps
How to Repair a Broken Well Pump
Close Up Man Hands Soldering Audio Cable with XLR Connector
Learn How to Solder Wires
closeup of cork flooring
Everything You Need to Know about Cork Flooring
Electrical equipment used by an electrician
When Should You Hire an Electrician?
Incandescent light bulb with standard light bulbs
The Most Common Problems With Incandescent Light Bulbs
Electrical wiring connection box. attaching new unplanned wire to a box. Handyman concept.
Using Larger Junction Boxes for More Room
Close up of category 6 network ethernet cable bundle
5 Rules that Apply to Any Electrical Wiring Project
Power cords in outlet
Safety With Electricty
An electrical outlet receptacle
What is the Correct Method to Straighten Crooked Electrical Outlets?
Electrical ground wires
Your Home's Electrical Service Must Be Grounded Properly