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How to Repair a Light Circuit

Why are my lights not working? When I was replacing a light fixture two wires touched and all three lights stopped working. How to Repair a Light Circuit.

Problem with a Light Circuit
Electrical Question: Why are my lights not working?

Any clue as to what is going on here? How can I fix the lights?

Thanks
GG

Background: Gautam, a Homeowner from Lilburn, Georgia.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Gautam.

Repairing a Light Circuit

Application: Troubleshooting – Testing Electrical Circuit Wiring.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with hand tools and electrical troubleshooting skills.
Precaution: Identify the circuit, turn it OFF and then Tag it with a Note before performing any wiring or inspections.
Note: Electrical troubleshooting is best performed by a qualified electrical contractor.

Steps to Troubleshoot a Light Circuit

IMPORTANT
Testing voltage while a circuit is ON is very dangerous and is best done by a licensed electrician.

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