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Electrical Repairs For Light Fixtures

Why did a light socket pop when I changed the light bulb, which caused all the lights in the fixture to go out? How to Repair a Light Fixture Switch or Socket Problem.

Light Bulb Socket Popped
Electrical Question: Why did a light socket pop when I changed the light bulb, which caused all the lights in the fixture to stop working?

This electrical wiring question came from: John, a Homeowner from Richmond, VA.
Additional Comments: Helpful!

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question John.

Light Socket Pop Caused Fixture Problem

Application: Light Fixture or Light Bulb Problems.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best if wired by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, a non-aluminum ladder and Non Contact Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to access the light fixture(s).
Precaution: Identify the light circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before servicing or repairing any light fixture components.
Notice: Always install light bulbs that are specified by the light fixture manufacturer. Changes in light bulb type must not produce more heat which could damage light fixture components or the area of the light fixture installation.

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