hi im in Canada.
i live in an apartment that has 3 holes electric plugs.
i was having a problem with my air conditioning. the breaker keeps shutting down everything in that room.
so i bought a small 3 lights tester at my local hardware store.
all the outlets on the indicator say “open-ground” except 2 outlets in the kitchen.
i have a sneaking suspicion that the 2 “correct” ones are bootleg grounds(if term is incorrect i mean is not really grounded).
i mentioned this to my landlord and offered to check on my neighbor’s outlets with said small tester. his reaction surprised me , he basically said that i shouldn’t get the neighbors involved and he’d get my apartment’s electric system fixed.
so basically i don’t trust him.
will fixing all the outlets to grounded help with my air conditioner problem?
and how can u tell when someone fakes a ground problem solution to fool, the Small 3 lights tester?
any help is greatly appreciated