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Fan light won't turn on

I have a fan with a light. It's controlled by a single pole dimmer. Recently the light stopped working. The bulb is fine (works in a lamp), and the pull chain is fine (just replaced it recently). What'...
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Replace Halogen spot light

I have been trying to replace this spotlight without success. I could not figure out a way to remove it . Any ideas?
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Should I be concerned about a ceiling light fixture that was installed without the mounting bracket?

The last piece of my move was to install my new light fixtures from my last place and I finally hired a general contractor to do so. After he left, I realized that I had not given him the mounting ...
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Room lights flickering when I connect my laptop through inverter

I am using amaron 880v inverter with 1500mah Tall tubular battery when I connect my laptop 130w charger then room lights are flickering then I checked with another laptop 90w charger then same lights ...
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Why is my oven bulb so hard to turn?

My oven light burned out. When I try to turn the new light bulb in my Kenmore oven it's like sandpaper against sandpaper. Why is this?
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How to properly install a Hayward Colorlogic Light Controller…?

Trying to swap out an existing pool light switch with a new LED light w/ inclusive switch. The old switch was a standard toggle switch, 3 wires (meaning the outlet is wired white, black, ground) . ...
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Safe to use electrical tape on cracked microwave light socket?

I recently purchased a house with an over-the-stove microwave and discovered the two lights under the microwave (above the range) were blown out. When I went to change the light bulbs, I found the ...
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Why would the light be on when the switch is off?

I've found a lot of answers to this question after replacing a light switch but this has happened without any work done to the light. I have a living room light that is connected to a standard light ...
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How to correctly wire two lamps to 2 way switch

I messed up! I was replacing two light fittings that are both controlled from 2 two way switches. I did not make a note of the existing connections before I removed the old fittings (noob mistake I ...
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How can I get the light cover off my fixture?

I have a light fixture in my bathroom and I’ve no idea how to remove the cover go replace the bulb, tried turning it, tried prying it off with no avail. There is a slight notch however trying to pry ...
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Hang Pendant light with loop

I want to update the lights in my kitchen with pendant lights. However, for one light, the current light has a loop over to a hook to hang the light in the appropriate spot. Like this.... I want ...
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Vanity light installation using an old work box

I have a vanity light that weighs 5.6 lbs. The old work box I have is rated for 6 lbs. This seems very close to me. Is there something else I should be using?
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faint LED glow when smart dimmer switch is off

I have a TP link HS220 dimmer switch that appears to be working correctly with the Phillips 8w LEDs I have. It goes on/off min and max dim with no issues. However, when I turn off the switch there is ...
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Why do my brand new LED lights work fine sometimes but sometimes are dim with dark spots?

I have 2 4ft LED light tubes in my kitchen, sometimes they turn on just fine and work all day but some days they only turn on half way, both of them are very dim and one of them has a dark spot in the ...
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Can I connect an LED light fixture to a 240 volt oulet?

My question: I'm replacing a metal halide fixture with a LED fixture. The outlet is single phase 240V (split with no neutral). Is it ok to connect the LED fixture to this outlet? I'm asking because ...
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How do I wire this ceiling light?

I know I can connect the loose cable from light switch to light fixture, but what do I do with that extra cable coming down to the outlet? Previously this was a fan/light combo with remote that had ...
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How to remove broken light protector/cover from inside oven?

I bought a 6 year old house, and the Previous Owners did basically zero maintenance. The oven is a Bosch underbench electric unit, and it looks like the glass cap/protector for the interior light has ...
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Light fixture still live when power turned off

I'm sorry if this is an ignorant question, but it is one that I cannot seem to figure out. When I was changing a light bulb in my ceiling pot light fixture, the power switch was turned off, and I ...
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HO fluorescents not working after switching with power on

I’m curious as to why after replacing T12 HO bulbs they don’t come on if power was on when replacing. I come back hours later and they are finally on. Replace with power off and they work right away. ...
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How do I move this light box over a few inches in the wall?

I need to move the existing power over to where the hole is in the image. There was a strip light and I’m replacing with a single light. The blue box is anchored to the frame. The cable is too short ...
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How to replace 2 -gang kitchen/living room switch that also feeds hallway light

We are replacing a 2-gang light switch with an Iotty smart switch and we encountered a roadblock. We were expecting the wires in the box only to control the kitchen and living room light, but ...
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Twin Lightswitch wiring - uk

Earlier today my kitchen light switch fell apart. I picked up a replacement and weird it as best I could comparing the terminals on the old switch The kitchen has two lights on a 2 gang switch. Now ...
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Pool Light Keeps Burning Out

I’m troubleshooting an in-ground pool light that burns out within 5 seconds of turning it on. The old light burned out like this the first time I turned it on this year. The old fixture was shot, so ...
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How should I wire / connect a new ceiling light to this ceiling junction box?

UPDATED CEILING JUNCTION BOX PHOTO PROVIDED. I’m wondering if I can ask for some assistance in installing a new ceiling light to an unused (blank plate)ceiling junction box. The light switch in the ...
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I want light controlled by one switch, not two

I have two switches that control one light. I would like to close one of the switches, so that the light is only turned on and off by one of them. I removed the light switch from one of them (pictured)...
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Replacing single pole switch (w/one screw on each side) w/ single pole switch w/2 screws on right/1 on left

I bought Enerlite single pole paddle switches to replace my old switches. I am replacing a switch for my dining room and it has two screws on the right and one on the left. How do I am connect the ...
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I have a hardwired ceiling light . I didn't know it was not switched. What is the easiest way to control (on/off) it?

I didn't realize a ceiling lamp was not switched (hardwired) I need a solution
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I have two lamp post lights, wired in line. No dusk/dawn eye. The first post light lights. The second does not

There is power to the second post light. There is also power in the light socket itself. I've checked the ground at both lights and they appear to be working fine. What could be the problem?
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How can I use a switch for outlets to control a new overhead light?

I am trying to rewire our bedroom so that a wall switch that turns on/off half of all receptacles in the room will instead control a ceiling light and leave the receptacles (both halves) always hot ...
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Can I Combine Two Lights from Separate Breakers Into One Switch?

I have two outdoor lights that are separate switches. I want to combine them under one switch, but Light A is on Breaker #3 and Light B is on Breaker #2. Can I put these lights on the same switch or ...
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How can I wire several switches which each control an overlapping subset of my lights?

I want to wire a circuit that has 3 switches and 3 lights. S1 controls L1 and S2 and S3 control all three lights so basically when I turn on S1 it only turns on L1 and when I turn on either s2 or s3 ...
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How do I install my new ceiling light fixture?

Hi I’d like to install a new light fixture. The fixture is made out of plastic and has a blue and a brown cable. The image is of the old fixture that works. In case the image isn’t clear enough - ...
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Can 2 light bulbs of 120V in series be used on 230V AC?

I'm considering to buy full spectrum incandescent bulbs in the US, to be used here in Europe. Here these types of bulbs are rare, since it's mostly LED these days. First I thought I needed to step ...
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Installing WeMo Wi-Fi Dimmer Switch - Lights not turning on

I have attempted to install my WeMo switch; however, it does not seem to want to work. Before I contact Belkin or my superintendent, I wanted to make sure that it is WeMo that is broken, and not my ...
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Why does the inner circle of my fluorescent light sometimes not work?

We have double circular fluorescent lights however the inner light doesn't work sometimes. It has a pull string to operate. It is working today (7th March). Panasonic Parc Premier Round Fluoirescent ...
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How to track down control/switch for light fixture

We just bought a house and I have a light in our screen porch (aka Florida room). It has a light in the center of the ceiling that I can't identify its light switch. Thinking it might be the bulb, I ...
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Alternate LED controller for LED light fixture

My wife and I bought and installed this light fixture the other day. We've been satisfied with the look, however, the LED controller and remote that came with it are absolutely awful. We were hoping ...
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Can I use a regular E26 LED bulb as a replacement for a refrigerator light bulb?

The light bulb in my refrigerator burned out. It was a 40w incandescent appliance bulb like such: I'm wondering if there is any reason I can not put a 9watt A19 LED bulb such as this one (home depot ...
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Connecting a Leviton light timer w/ 3 way set up

I am trying to connect the Leviton VPT24-1PZ Vizia 24-Hour Programmable Indoor Timer with Astronomical Clock in a 3-way setup w/ LED lights. There was previously another light timer there (prob ~30 ...
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How can I remove this strange bath vanity light?

Went to change in the lighting above our bathroom vanity and was greeted with this strange fixture. I am at a loss how to remove it to get replacement. I do not see any type of markings or model ...
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Driver box issue

We just installed two ultra slim recessed lights with driver boxes, they were working fine, but now they are not. We checked the lights, they are working in other outlets, and we have power to the ...
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Replace light switch with smart switch, existing wiring used to be three way

There is a light switch that controls some recessed lighting that I want to replace with a smart switch https://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-WLS040. The old light switch is a three way switch that is wired ...
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How to connect when there are 2 cables of ceiling light

I found some similar questions but none actually sort out my problem. I bought a new IKEA light fitting and its electrical box has 4 holes (2 for N and 2 for L). The instruction said to put 1 N to N ...
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Uncapped wires in light switch box

I was trying to install a smart light switch, I don't have a neutral, so I can't do that. However, when I looked in the box, I noticed this other group of wires pushed to the back. They aren't capped ...
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Light bulb suddenly only turns on for a moment, tried multiple bulbs

So when it happened, I tried to turn on the light (that worked fine before) and it lit up only to go off shortly after. subsequent tries were met with failure. So I changed the bulb for a new one. No ...
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New fixture old ceiling electric box

Trying to replace an old chandelier fixture. The wiring looks like this The problem is the new fixture comes with a mounting plate that would be mounted to a regular box but its too big for this box ...
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Need replacing simple light switch

so I need to put a switch in here, but all wire are black so i dont know which wire will go where. just to give a context, this set of wires WERE used to turn on/off 3 light bulbs. so the 3 wires ...
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Replacing Light Switch (NZ)

Need help replacing the old double switch (top two photos) for the new smart switch for my Grandma so she can have the lights come on at dusk till Dawn for security.
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Is there a replacement for the Sylvania FB40CW/RS/SS-6 34W Super Saver bulb?

Our Kitchen Light bulb finally went out. I need 2 Sylvania super saver FB40CW/RS/SS-6 34W bulbs to replace it. It seems they are not available. Has the number changed? Is their a new replacement ...
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Pilot light issue

Thermocouple has been changed but pilot still wont stay lit. Is it gas controller?nSo what now? I may also have a cracked heat exchanger but that would seem unrelated. A small amount ofwater ...

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