Articles about Troubleshooting
Question: Unfortunately, we are having to turn our air conditioners on already in the Midwest. I have two units, one for each level of my house. My unit downstairs will not turn on. I checked the fuse outside and swapped it with the upstairs unit and it still did not work.
Question: I have 2 wall plugs and 1 closet light that works intermittently. There is no apparent/obvious reason. They are closely connected and all work or do not work at same time.
On my air conditioning condenser unit outside, I have an issue with my blower fan motor not running when switched on.
Question: I have a electrical heated floor and had to shorten the wire in the floor. Wire that was 44 ohms and is now 36 ohms @ 120v
Question: Why do I get a spark when I plug in my treadmill?
Question: Hi! Please help me on this problem. I have made a sound box rated 250watts on its speaker.
Question: My hallway light can be accessed from 3 different light switches. I am trying to replace one with a clipsal No. 31 switch with 4 connections on the back. I have 2 sets of wires to connect with a white & a red coming out of each.
I thought I had copied it accurately however none of the 3 switches which access this light now work.
Question: My 120 volt, mercury dusk to dawn outdoor light continues to flip the breaker.
Question: I have a double dimmer switch that controls two sets of lights in the same room.
Question: Why do light bulbs dim when I screw in second bulb into fixture?
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.
My kitchen stove, only 3 yrs. old has quit. I have power to the clock; burner lights come on, but no heat.
Question: I changed light bulb in bedroom five light ceiling fixture with an energy efficient bulb (the switch is on a dimmer) and as soon as turned on switch the lights stopped working.
Question: I was running a circular saw and my outlet stopped working. I reset all the breakers and it didn’t fix my problem. I also checked the jumper boxes in the basement thinking that it blew the wires loose with no success.
Question: My wife and I moved into a house about a year and a half ago and there was already an alarm system installed, but not monitored. We never got the service, but the unit was on at the control panel and would occasionally beep. I thought it was a low battery, and I actually got it to quit for about a month.