Should a wall outlet ever read 120V between neutral and ground?
After several days of periodically having no lights, lights flickering, very bright lights, and a smoking microwave, I checked my wall outlets with a DMM. The problem seems to be a light switch and dimmer switch and several wall outlets.
With both light switch and dimmer switch on, the wall outlet reads 120V / 6 amps between neutral and ground and 230V/12A (hot-neutral).
For LS on/DS off, I read 120V (neutral-ground) and 230V (hot-neutral).
For LS off/DS on, I read 22V (neutral-ground) and 40V (hot-neutral)- voltage drops slowly over ~ 1 min.
For LS off/DS off, I read 107V (neutral-ground) and 11V (hot-neutral).
Other outlets are < 1 V between neutral and ground
I'm sure this will require a professional- just want to make sure I didn't oversee something. Also, we have alot of ants- could they do this??