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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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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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How to slave a new light to an existing pull chain light

We recently remodeled our house and had new outdoor lights installed. Well after the fact that only one works. We realized that the one that doesn't was on a pull chain. Well I'm not the smartest ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Ceiling fan light flickers whenever fan is turned off

I recently remodeled my room and added in a ceiling fan. The room only had a dimmer switch installed which I didn't think would be a big deal because it would either be on or off. However, I'm now ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Will high wattage LED bulb work with this light fixture?

I am looking to replace the LED light bulbs in my ceiling downlights with some stronger ones. Specification of existing lightbulb: LED, GU10, 5W, 240V Specification of light fixture: KR (KangRong), ...
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Lighting fixtures for germicidal bulbs

There are plenty of UV bulbs waiting in the supply chain. These could be used to make germicidal chambers. Grandma and Grandpa could throw a package in there, let the light shine on it for a while, ...
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Dual pole light switch w/ 2 live, 1 neutral-can I remove the tab?

I have a set of two dual pole light switches that only one switch works on each(the bottom of each set)-the switch that works out of each set will turn on a all lights at once (i.e. porch and kitchen ...
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Light bulb stays on regardless of switch position after breaker flipped

A light bulb in my office died suddenly. When it happened I heard a loud click. This was the circuit breaker tripping. I turned off the light switch, went down to the box, and closed the circuit ...
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How do I make my doorbell not connected to a light switch?

The transformer for my wired doorbell is connected to a light junction box. The doorbell works just fine if the light (which the transformer is connected to) is turned on using the wall switch. If the ...
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Can I touch the metal frame or do I need to ground it?

I live in Eu and I connected the blue - neutral and the brown - hot to the light jack. There is no third ground wire in the cable and i am afraid to touch the black steel frame - is it dangerous, ...
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Replacing 2 wire switch with 4 wire switch, box has 3 wires. Help?

I’m trying to replace a light switch that has 2(Red & Black) wires directly connected to the switch itself with a 3rd(White) wire that’s capped off in the box with a new smart switch that has 4(...
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Apartment using ground wire as neutral

I was answering a trouble call in an apartment today that a pendant light fixture had come down and was hanging by the wiring. I went to remount it, but noticed that the light fixture wiring was ...
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Bathroom Exhaust Fan/Light wiring

I am replacing the exhaust fan in my bathroom, however it seems like there is an extra white wire on the fan. The wires came with “quick connectors” - do I remove these and tie the whites together? I ...
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Bathroom Light Fixture with no stud or box

I uninstalled my old bathroom light fixture to replace it with a nicer light but found that there is no stud and no wall box behind the sheet rock. The old light fixture is very light but the new one ...
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One circuit of lights comes on dim when another is switched on

We have three separate circuits of LED lights in close proximity to each other- one in master bath, one in master bedroom, and one in master closet. All are on dimmers. When any one of these three ...
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Trying to hook up dimmer/fan switch but have an extra wire?

I am trying to replace a switch that had a 4 position light knob and a 4 position fan knob. The old one had three wires coming out of it and the new one has 4. Below is a picture of my wall and the ...
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Flickering lights when appliances turn on

Recently our lights started flickering whenever a major appliance comes on. Such as the furnace, dryer, fridge, washer... All of them flicker only once, except for the washer. The lights flicker in ...
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Why does my light switch have 2 wires on the top?

I went to change my light switch to a new touch light switch I ordered and for some reason it has 2 wires on top. I googled this and searched for awhile but nothing came up about this topic and all I ...
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Fried switches, light fixtures, or wire?

In an attempt to fix a wiring problem from five years ago, I made a huge error. Here's the scenario: Box 1: Has switch #1 in a four-way set up (it's a 3-way switch) and is where the power comes in. ...
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What kind of bulb is this? How to remove it?

I have a few burned out bulbs in my rental unit, which need to be replaced. Have never seen bulbs like this, cannot find any labels, and can’t even figure out how to remove it! Does anyone know what ...
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Electric switch

My light switch in the family room and garage light switch is on the same circuit, so if I put on the family room light the garage light has to be on and vice versa. How can I split them to work ...
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Double light switch issue

We have just wired a new 2 way, 2 gang, switch plate, which works, but for one side the 'on' position is up, and for the other it's down, which looks odd and is impractical. Is this a problem with the ...

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