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Electrical Question from Meredith about Troubleshooting

Question: I have two light fixtures in my kitchen that are controlled by one dimmer switch. Actually, there are two switches on different walls that control both. One fixture has 3 CFLs in it, the other has 1 incandescent bulb. Last night, both fixtures started flickering and buzzing, then went out.

Electrical Question from Meredith about Troubleshooting

Received from Meredith a Homeowner in San Diego, CA

Question: I have two light fixtures in my kitchen that are controlled by one dimmer switch. Actually, there are two switches on different walls that control both. One fixture has 3 CFLs in it, the other has 1 incandescent bulb. Last night, both fixtures started flickering and buzzing, then went out. The circuits looked fine. I hit the switch a couple of times to no result. About 10 minutes later, I hit the switch again and everything was fine. This just happened again this morning.

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