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Electrical Question about Under Cabinet Lights

Hi Dave, We have 4 12 volt under cabinet lights in our kitchen. Two of them don’t work on a regular basis. All the wiring got hidden behind the cabinets when we did our kitchen redo a few years back.


Electrical Question about Under Cabinet Lights

Received from a Homeowner in Pompano Beach, FL

Question: Hi Dave, We have 4 12 volt under cabinet lights in our kitchen. Two of them don’t work on a regular basis. All the wiring got hidden behind the cabinets when we did our kitchen redo a few years back. They WERE on a dimmer, but because all four OFTEN didn’t work they are now on a heavy duty on-off switch. With the latest switch the 2 on the right always work. To get the 2 on the left to work we discovered we can plug in Kim’s Mini-food processor, rev it up a couple of times, and the lights come on Any ideas for a more suitable fix?

Dave’s Reply:
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