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Lights flickering, outlets randomly stop working

We bought a house built in 1990 in CA and have been having issues w/ lights flickering when other appliances/fixtures are run. When I turn the powder room fan OFF, a lamp connected to a receptacle 20 ...
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Light fixture has 3 white wires together, 2 black together, and one by itself, how do I connect a new fixture?

The light fixture I removed has 3 white wires basically melted together. One black wire by itself, and the other two blacks are connected. How would I go about wiring a new fixture with one white ...
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My ceiling fan light turns off then back on after I replaced the switch from a dimmer to a standard

I recently installed a ceiling fan that has a light. It worked perfectly except the motor was very loud and hummed. I read that replacing the previous dimmer switch with a standard switch helped. It ...
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How to add an extra light to an existing light

I have a question that I think is really simple for you experts (naturally I'm a novice) so hopefully someone can help me out. I want to add an additional light to an existing light already installed ...
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Attempted to change outdoor light fixture and now no power

I decided to change an outdoor light fixture in front of my garage with a new one. I made sure the light was off, but didn't turn the circuit breaker to off until I realized that I'd have to start ...
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Ceiling fan halogen light no longer controllable with remote, however the fan speeds remain controllable by the remote

I installed the Hampton Bay ceiling fan with halogen light several years ago, where previously there was only a ceiling light fixture controlled by a single wall switch. The new ceiling fan/light came ...
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When I turn the bathroom light off it doesn't always go off

The light always comes on but I often have to switch it 2 or 3 times to get it to go off.
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Can someone explain if this wiring is correct

Yesterday when I was replacing the old ceiling light fixture with a new led disc light in the laundry room, I notice the old light was being wired like the above diagram (probably by previous owners). ...
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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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ID light fixture manufacturer?

Does anyone know the name of the manufacturer of this fixture? Circa 2000-2006 maybe? Need to see if parts are still available.
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What kind of cable should I buy to connect to these connectors coming out of the wall?

Someone stole the fluorescent tube light in my apartment that was rented out. What is left is these 2 cables poking out the side. I am trying to find some sort of extension cord to connect to the ...
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Is it normal/OK for LED lights to “crackle” when turned off?

I have some can LED lights in my kitchen. When I turn them off after moderate to prolonged use, some of the lights make a “crackle” noise, like the sound ice cubes make after being placed into warm ...
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Two black wires connected into a single black wire in light switch box

I pulled out a one-way dimmer light switch in a bedroom in order to replace with another dimmer switch. Within the switch box, there were two black wires connected together, with another single black ...
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Ceiling light wiring

I recently replaced a dimmable light fixture with a new one. When I opened up the box there were 4 black wires and 1 live white wire, 3 white wires and the ground wires. I had to replace the box and ...
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One light with two switches, changed one to dimmer, blew fuse

I have a kitchen light that had two different switches on either side of the kitchen. I replaced the light with a dimmable LED mount and changed one switch to a LED comparable dimmer which works great ...
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Replacing a ceiling rose with a led light without using wire connectors

I have two ceiling rose lights in my corridor, I have managed to replace one without the need of any wiring connector. I achieved this because it had one Live, one neutral and one earth connector. So ...
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Help with replacing a light switch

I’ve changed multiple switches around the house but I have come across one in the kitchen that has me confused. The light switch has two red wires and one black. I tried connecting the new one ...
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Changed light, when the new light is off the fuse go down

I have changed light, it was quite messy 4 cables of each color so when I have finally put everything in and turned the electricity on again all worked, but when I wanted turn it off the fuse went ...
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wire an underwater pool light

I need help in connecting my underwater pool light which uses 24/3 to a switch which suppies power with a 14/3 line. supply line black wire is hot. I have the white wires pigtailed together. not ...
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Shut off breaker but still hot?

I started replacing a light fixture with a fan + light, and ran into a weird issue. My contactless electrical tester indicated current despite having turned off the breaker. The light was off in the ...
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Replacing old ceiling fan with new light fixture: light always on?

After turning off my breaker, I recently removed an old ceiling fan only to discover a junction box with two white wires and two black wires and a bare copper wired (GND). Upon removing the fan, I ...
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2 Switches + 2 Light Fixtures = a problem that needs help!

My husband and I recently decided to build a small pantry closet in our kitchen/dining room area. We decided that the pantry needed a small light. We changed our 1 gang box to a 2 gang box that ...
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Bathroom lights went out, but breaker isn't tripped

I just bought a house built in the late 90's. While upgrading some lights in the bathroom, I replaced a recessed can light with an LED version that uses an adapter for the bulb socket and simply fits ...
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after fitting a new light, it will not turn off at the switch, my wiring is brown, blue ang yellow/green

I never took a picture of how the previous fitting was connected. However there are three grey cables, each containing a brown, a blue and yellow/green. the earth wires are connected together, has are ...
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Why did my desk lamp flicker after being turned off for a while?

Once when I turned off the desk lamp and went to sleep, it suddently started to flicker drastically and would not stop. So I could only get up and turn off the switch of the plug, the flickering ...
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Wiring a ceiling fan with similar colored wires

How can I tell which wire is which coming out of the ceiling (house wiring)? There are 4 brown wires and one maroon/brick red. There are no stripes or discernable marks on the brown wires. The 3 ...
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How to stop light fittings on chain stop rotating

I have light fittings mounted on a single chain. I want them to stay at a certain angle but they keep rotating and I can't get them to sit how I want. How can I go about stopping them rotate? Thanks
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Install doorbell transformer on round junction box

Recently installed a Ring doorbell but realized that I need to hardwire a transformer to it. There's no existing transformer, so I'm thinking of wiring the transformer from the front door light (120v)....
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Grounding wire attached to ceiling lamp but canopy of light fixture not grounded, is this serious problem?

I've just installed a new metal pendant light. The light itself has a metal canopy and there is a metal bulb holder below, the two parts are connected via insulated wire. The light came with a ...
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How do I correctly wire a new light/switch from an outlet?

I’m installing an LED strip and would like to run a switch from the existing outlet. I’ve made a diagram that I believe is correct. Anything I’m missing?
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Smart switch - Confused about current wiring

I want to replace my current light switch with a TP Link HS220 (smart switch with dimmer), but I’m confused about current wiring. I believe top wires go to the light and bottom is the source. Am I ...
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How do I fill in this hole in my ceiling around pull light?

I recently had my bathroom done and a new light fitting was added. I have a hole left around it where the new light fitting is smaller than the previous one. How do I fill this in please?
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Trying to wire a new light fixture in the bathroom - what is going on with these wires?

In my bathroom, I currently have: one electrical outlet, one light fixture, and one fan. There are two switches at a 2-gang box (for the fan and the light). The fan is a simple fan without any other ...
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Lighting fixture removed, only hot wired to switch

The previous owner of my house removed a light fixture and installed canned lights in my living room. The light fixture location was capped and I had a switch that seemed to do nothing so I assumed ...
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Advice on light switch replacement in old house

The light switch in my bedroom just started having issues. Sometimes when you flip the switch off the light remains on or the light flickers as if it's still getting partial power. The house is from ...
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Low voltage in my light switch after relocating a ceiling box

I am new to this site and hope all is well with everyone. I consider myself a DIYer. I research and talk to people before I jump into a job around the house. The second I reach my limits, I call the ...
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Can I change which switch controls which light?

Why are light switches so often wired in the wrong order. For example, on a single board, the switch closest to the hallway is for the lounge while the switch closest to the lounge turns on the ...
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Unusual wiring at a light switch

Recently a dimmer for my basement light was burned. It created a lot of smell so I took it out and threw it away immediately and I don't remember how it was wired. Now I want to replace it with a ...
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Bath Fan/Light Wiring

12/2 Line coming to box where SW will be installed. I want one SW for vanity and fan lights, the other for just the fan. SW is a Legrand RCD11 paddle switch with two SP SW going to a 14/3 to the fan/...
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why does my garage door sensor only work when i stand near it?

Here is a video showing this phenomena. The sensor quits blinking as i get close to it. Why? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEvaifuUys0
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Independent light switches are now dependent

I did a replacement of two light switches that are next to one another. One switch controls a small outdoor sconce by our back door. The other switch controls the flood lights that illuminate the ...
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Help identifying light switch

Two out of three light switches in our basement have stopped working. They’re a weird kind of rotary on/off switch that snaps into either position when rotated far enough. I’d like to get them ...
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Wiring confusion with 3-way switches that control 2 lights

I have no issue troubleshooting 3-way switches but this is an odd one. At some point a handyman replaced switches and messed up a 3-way switch setup. However it's 2 lights and 2 switches: - light A ...
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Can't figure out how to replace these MR16 GU5.3 bulbs

I've replaced most of the MR16 bulbs in my house as they have a simple clip system but I can't figure these out. This bathroom has MR16 bulbs that go quite far into the ceiling and are different again....
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wiring a double light switch in bathroom

so i attempted to install a vanity light which i did but as anticipated the wiring is mixed up or wrong. here we have the vanity light, the ceiling lights, the outlet next to the switch, and an ...
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I need help opening this light cover

How do I remove this cover? It turns a little bit but doesn't screw off. There isn't much give for me to try pry an edge out. I'm in the verge of smashing it lol
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Light fixture goes out just before flush to ceiling

BV022061 10:07AM | 04/05/20 I changed out an old light fixture. It had 3 blacks, 3 whites and 1 red. Hooked up the lines but the light switch would not work. Found out red wire is the switch so ...
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Outdoor bayonet light fixture stopped working

I cannot for the life of me figure this out, it isn't important enough to call an electrician out and it doesn't warrant the expensive cost but I'd really like to get it working. During house ...
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moving light switch from closet outer wall to inner wall and turning it into Maestro occupancy light switch

I want to change a closet light switch to inside the closet and make it a maestro occupancy switch. I took the current switch off and didn’t take a picture only to find that it must be in middle of ...

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