I have recently experienced issues where high amp devices will dim the lights considerably (even resetting some appliances - phones, computers, etc.) I had the utility company come out and he removed the meter for testing and he took one look at the neutral connection and said that this was most likely my issue. If I put a meter on my outlet and turn on the microwave I see the voltage actually climb from 120v to139v. Yet other outlets will show a drop in voltage (lights actually get brighter) when using the same appliance in a different outlet.
I have disconnected mostly all of my devices from the wall outlets until I get the Meter Socket replaced. My question to ask is if the diagnosis is fairly accurate or can I be experiencing another issue that has not been uncovered. The House is about 40 years old with 100 AMP service.
Thanks for your assistance.