Light in Masterbedroom and Bathroom would not turn on

fracdogAugust 4, 2010

Checked the breakers and none of them were tripped. cycled them anyways just to be sure. no wires seem to be loose in the breaker panel or on the lights. There are no GFI outlets in this house (it is an older home). The power went of a day ago and this morning all of a sudden the lights work again. Was wondering if anyone had an idea why they just came back on and what should I do about it. thank you all who respond.

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You have a loose connection, probably in a receptacle that has been wired using the push-in connection. Start checking the receptacles on that circuit, and I'll bet there will be one that when you pull it out of the box, at least one wire will fall out. Put them back together using the screws.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2010 at 2:11PM
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Check any wire-nutted connections, too. Especially any with 4 or more wires. Some DIYers don't adequately ensure all wires are properly captured in the connector.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2010 at 12:50PM
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I have a newer constructed home with fairly new wiring and tonight my living room ceiling light and the outside light went out. Everything else in livrm is working including outlets. Checked the CB box/did the routine. I am stumped. Can anyone help what seems to be a very strange problem, however now that I am asking, the outside light is on the same switch plate the living room light is on. Hmmmm

    Bookmark   August 8, 2010 at 9:40PM
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