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    I live in a mobile home and I have a wall surge protector where I plug my tv and cable in. It is pretty old. I just noticed the green light is fluttering, blinking. The red is solid. Is that the protector or my outlet? Thank you.

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    Each one is different, but often, if the red is illuminated, it is a failure. It should be marked, but may not be all that easy to read. On mine, there's a green one that says all's okay, and a red one indicates a fault. Some also check the wiring, and will indicate red if there's no, or a poor ground connection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buggyboo View Post
    I live in a mobile home and I have a wall surge protector where I plug my tv and cable in. It is pretty old. I just noticed the green light is fluttering, blinking. The red is solid. Is that the protector or my outlet? Thank you.
    It is bad and needs to be replaced.

    Red indicates the MOV is shorted or is leaking...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonL View Post
    It is bad and needs to be replaced.

    Red indicates the MOV is shorted or is leaking...
    if its leaking badly, put a drain pan under it. (sorry, could not "resist" that). I need to learn how to conduct myself after Coronas (light). LOL
    I am definitely not a pro plumber, but I am a pro crastinator

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobL43 View Post
    if its leaking badly, put a drain pan under it. (sorry, could not "resist" that). I need to learn how to conduct myself after Coronas (light). LOL
    That is Very funny.

    I went to Mexico and they told me "We do do not drink that, we sell it to Greengo's" I could not help from laughing while we had another shot of Tequila, That they do not buy. I was a Greengo and I was buying.

    After a few shots, They were talking English.

    They are good people...
    Theory only works perfect in a vacuum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonL View Post
    That is Very funny.

    I went to Mexico and they told me "We do do not drink that, we sell it to Greengo's" I could not help from laughing while we had another shot of Tequila, That they do not buy. I was a Greengo and I was buying.

    After a few shots, They were talking English.

    They are good people...
    Yah, Jose Cuervo is a friend of mine too
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobL43 View Post
    Yah, Jose Cuervo is a friend of mine too
    I think that is a song. Not sure who sung it.

    Can You sing it ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonL View Post
    I think that is a song. Not sure who sung it.

    Can You sing it ???
    It was Shelly West who sung that, and I can, only after about 3 shots neat. I'm a cheap date, the ladies have it easy

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