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No, I checked them with a little tester cord with light that I have. I own a Radio Shack fluke like meter ..but it's hiding from me. I did not buy a wiggy either ....but the repairman I called brought one. I would not have understood that ground lights up when no power on other side. I guess that is what you call a wiggy, it looked like what I thought you guys explained. But it confused me.

Like you guys suggested, it was a ground short. It was in the circuit box. The ground had come enough loose to scorch. He fixed that and tightened all set screws and breaker screws explaining as they go on and off they get hot, expand and contract and over time can come loose. One circuit in particular was way loose. We must not use that circuit much.

Wife is happy. Extension cord to bedroom is now put away. It's the little things, like power, that makes em happy. Go figure. LOL
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Electricity in America vibrates at 60 cycles s minute. That's the hum you hear near power lines.
Once every few years I shut down the mains and tighten all terminated screws in the main panel. Ususl find some loose.
You are torqueing down on copper, a soft extrudable metal.
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