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#### 1st Year Apprentice

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Why do I get 88 volts from hot to neutral, and neutral to gnd shows 26 volts. Hot to gnd shows 120 volts.

This is for a motor.

#### wildleg

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Why do I get 88 volts from hot to neutral, and neutral to gnd shows 26 volts. Hot to gnd shows 120 volts.

This is for a motor.
cause 115 -88 = 26 (+/- 1 volt accuracy of your meter)

#### BBQ

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Sounds like an open neutral or bonding issue somewhere.

Do you check at the panel?

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Loose neutral

#### 1st Year Apprentice

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Can't find the panel. Some random box that was supplying power to a fan motor.

How does the motor run when hot to neutral is only 26 volts?

#### Wirenuting

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1st Year Apprentice said:
Can't find the panel. Some random box that was supplying power to a fan motor. How does the motor run when hot to neutral is only 26 volts?
Or is this a home work question?

#### BBQ

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Why do I get 88 volts from hot to neutral,
How does the motor run when hot to neutral is only 26 volts?
So is it 86 volts hot to neutral or 26 volts hot to neutral?

It makes a difference. :jester:

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BBQ said:
So is it 86 volts hot to neutral or 26 volts hot to neutral? It makes a difference. :jester:
88 hot to neut

Home work question.

#### BBQ

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88 hot to neut

Home work question.
88 volts might be enough to spin a 115 volt fan motor. It also might burn it up given some time.

#### Wirenuting

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1st Year Apprentice said:
Home work question.
Why don't you post the whole question.
It would make an answer easier to explain.

glen1971

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Venture to guess recptacle feed thru, stab in the back.

#### five.five-six

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what's the voltage if you remove the load?

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