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How To Fix Light Switch Wiring

Is your light switch not working? Here is the testing method for checking light switches and wiring.

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Testing Method for Light Switch Wiring
¬† Electrical Repairs Question: I am working on my brothers house to try and help him with his electrical. It is all Romex Type-NM Wire, the house was built in the 198o’s etc.

Thanks for your time. I appreciate it.

This electrical question came from: Greg in Tennessee.

Additional Comments: Very nice website. I read through the trouble shooting and enjoyed it.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your Electrical Repairs Question Greg.

Testing a Light Switch and Wiring

Greg, there may be a few possibilities that are causing the problem, all of which can be identified using an tester or Ohm Meter.

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