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How to Repair a Light Switch Circuit

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Locate and Repair Faulty Electrical Wiring for Lighting: Secrets of Successful Electrical Troubleshooting Methods used to solve the majority of the home electrical problems

Locating and Repairing Faulty Electrical Wiring

Electrical Question: Three different light switches in three nearby bathroom areas will not work but the switch adjacent to the light switch controlling the fan will work on all but one.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

This electrical wiring question came from: Robert, from North Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Robert.

Repairing Faulty Light Circuit Wiring

Application: Troubleshooting and Testing Light Switch Circuit Wiring.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced, best repaired by a Licensed Local Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester or Continuity Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on experience and level of problem solving skills.
Precaution: Testing live wires is dangerous and should be done by an experienced individual only. Testing using a continuity tester should only be made after the circuit has been identified and turned OFF and Tagged.

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