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Sparking Light Switch Tripped a Breaker


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Summary: Electrical Switches Question:
Hi, I have a problem with my light switch. it sparked a every time I switch it on and off.


Electrical Switch Wiring: Why a Sparking Light Switch Tripped a Breaker



Electrical Switches Question:

Hi, I have a problem with my light switch.
It sparked every time I switch it on and off.

After turning off and then on the main service switch my refrigerator and lights did not turn back on.

I was wondering what the problem was.

Thanks,
Sam

Hi Sam - Great Electrical Repair Question!
This sounds like a problem at the light fixture, the wires leading to the fixture or at the light switch box.

A process of elimination will discover the cause.

Follow this link for more help:
Troubleshooting Electrical Wiring

Dave Rongey


Do-it-yourself electrical switches projects can be rewarding, but please be careful!

Always make sure the circuit is off. NEVER work on live electrical circuits.

For best results contact a Licensed Electrical Contractor

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