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Articles about Electrical Repair

Why a Lamp Holder or Socket May Not Be Working


What could be the problem with a light socket that is not working? How to Repair a Lamp Holder and Why a Lamp holder May Not Work, Here are a few things that I have found that will prevent a light socket or lamp holder from working.



How to Repair a Ceiling Fan Pull Chain Switch


What to do When a Pull Chain Switch Stops Working: How to Fix a Pull chain switch for light fixtures and ceiling fans.



Upgrading a Home Electrical Service Panel


How to Upgrade a Home Electrical Service – Planning for a successful home service panel upgrade.



How to Wire a Double Switch or Triple Switch


I want to add another switch or two at one location but I need help with the wiring. Wiring Guide for Wiring Two or Three Switches.



Installing Outlets Near Air Conditioning Ducts


David in Texas asks: I’m trying to find out what the minimum distance an electrical outlet has to be from air conditioner ducting. I’m mounting a projector that is near one of my air conditioner duct outlets.



Wiring a Switch for a Ceiling Fan


Don in Florida asks: How do I wire a Single Switch for a Ceiling Fan? Wiring a Single Switch for a Ceiling Fan.



Identifying and Repairing Electrical Wiring


How to Identify Junction Box Electrical Wiring. A tester or meter may be used to identify the electrical wiring that may be found in the junction box.



Outlet Wiring Connections


I have an outlet that does not work properly. It is powered from an overhead light and when you plug something into the outlet the light blinks.



Why Dusk to Dawn Fixtures Go On and Off


What would cause a dusk to dawn light fixture to turn on and off? How to Test Outside Motion Light Fixtures for the sensitivity of the motion detector.



How To Safely Rewire a Light Fixture


What is the right way to rewire a light fixture? Here are some Helpful Tips for Rewiring a Light Fixture.



How To Extract A Broken Light Bulb From A Socket


How to Fix a Broken Light Bulb Problem: When replacing a light bulb it was twisting in the light socket then when I turned the light back on the bulb popped and flashed then the power went out.



Why Is Part Of My Home Electrical Power Not Working?


Why did we loose electric power to some areas of our house? How to Troubleshoot and Identify an Outlet Circuit Problem: The power is not working in some areas as well as two outlets on the outside of the house.



Connecting Dimmer Switch Wiring


I installed a dimmer switch and now my lights in the bathroom will not come or the outlets will not work unless I go into my closet and turn on the light switch: How to Correct Dimmer Switch Wiring Connections.



Electrical Voltage 5.5 Readings on a Circuit


How to Identify and Repair a Voltage Feedback



Identifying the Cause of Improper Voltage Readings


How to Identify the Cause of Wrong Voltage Readings: I installed a new breaker panel in an old house that had fuses. I rewired whole house, everything works great, replaced 10-2 wire to the barn with 3 – 1 AWG wires.



Testing Electric Light Switches


Can a Light Switch Leak Voltage? Light Switch Circuit, Voltage Tester Readings and Explanations.



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