Disconnect Faulty Electrical Devices to Avoid Hazards
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Electrical Question from Ken about Electrical Device Problems
Background: Ken, a Student from Dallas, Texas
Thanks for your electrical question Ken.
Disconnect any electrical device that does not work to avoid overheating and a possible fire hazard.
The hissing that you hear from the light switch may be caused by the contacts breaking down. I suggest that the switch be replaced.
The problem you are having with the kitchen lights is most likely due to a faulty connection or splice within the electrical circuit. This is discovered using troubleshooting techniques as described in the Electrical Troubleshooting ares of the website.
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