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Changed a Light Bulb Now Fixture Does Not Work
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Old Light Fixtures May Have Deteriorating Electrical Wiring – With the circuit turned off, the light fixture may be disconnected from the ceiling electrical wiring, then cap the connections and restore the circuit power to isolate the light fixture from the circuit.
Why Light Fixtures Stop Working
Electrical Question: I was recently changing a burnt out light bulb in my kitchen and when finished I flipped the switch to make sure the light was good.
- This tripped the breaker.
- I switched the circuit breaker back on.
- I tried it again with a different bulb.
- The same thing happened.
This is an older home with older wiring and the fixture has seen better days.
What do you think is going on?
This electrical question came from: Steve, a Homeowner from Shellbrook Saskatchewan, Canada
Thanks for your electrical question Steve.
Old Light Fixtures May Have Deteriorating Electrical Wiring
- The light fixture and the wring will need to be examined carefully to determine the fault and necessary repairs will be needed.
- You should try removing all the light bulbs and restore the power to the circuit to rule out any problems with the light bulbs or light sockets.
- With the circuit turned off, the light fixture may be disconnected from the ceiling electrical wiring, then cap the connections and restore the circuit power to isolate the light fixture from the circuit.
- Isolate each component of the light fixture electrical system until the problem is discovered.
- I suspect a problem with the electrical wiring of the light fixture.
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