Electrical Wiring in the Home/mobilehome electrical problem

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came home to kitchen& laundry room lights & 110v plug for stove not working.also exterior plug with gfci. changed gfci, no lights. found jumping white wire to bare wire I got power.checked with volt meter. black wire on breaker, white on ground bar, bare wire on ground connected to pannel box. checked black to white & black to bare, got 120v. checked white to bare,no voltage. checked light switch nearest to panel box found 120v on black to bare,no voltage on black to white, & 120v on white to bare wire with volt meter. does this mean I have black & white shorted together? THANKS for any help you can give.

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Hi.

It sounds like the white wire is loose somewhere and not making contact.  Check all of the wire nuts and anywhere the white wire is pushed into the back of an outlet. If the white wires are pushed into the back of the outlet, you may want to move them to the screws on the side, because sometimes the gripper gripping the wire stop gripping.
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