Some Outlets Aren't Working After Repair
Recently we had an outlet that was smoking, melting. Turned off electricity to whole house, because we weren't certain which breaker to flip. This is an older house, built in early 60's. Bought a new outlet, installed it. Wiring looked okay. There were 2 white, 2 black and one ground. We put the 4 wires on the 4 screws and the ground on the green. We feel certain that we have the hot and neutral on the appropriate screws. One of the wires seemed to have some plastic cover slightly melted, but not much. Turned the electricity back on, the repaired outlet works, but about 7 others, along with the dining room over head light, do not work. We bought an electrical tester at Lowe's, the breaker panel seems to have electricity in all circuits, however, we do not know how to trouble shoot. We went back to the outlet that we repaired and made sure that all wires and screws were tight, but feel certain, the problem goes back to that point. Any help offered will be greatly appreciated. We are pretty handy, just haven't encountered this before and would like to fix ourselves!