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I have a light switch that has no power to turn on the ceiling light in the bathroom: Electrical Troubleshooting for a Bathroom Light Problem.
No Power to Switch and Bathroom Light
[ad#block]Electrical Question: I have a light switch that has no power to turn on the ceiling light in the bathroom.
- I also have a n exhaust fan for a vent.
- What should I check?
This home electrical wiring question came from: Robert, from Stratford, Connecticut.
Thanks for your electrical troubleshooting question Robert.
How to Fix a Bathroom Light Problem
Application: Lost Power to a Bathroom Light Fixture and Switch.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a licensed electrician.
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 bathroom light circuit, turn it OFF and then Tag it with a Note before performing any inspections, wiring modifications, or repairs.
Note: Electrical troubleshooting is best performed by a qualified electrical contractor.
Electrical Troubleshooting for a Bathroom Light Problem
If your bathroom light is not working and there is no power to the light switch then check theses items:
- Tripped Circuit Breaker
- Look for a tripped circuit breaker, and if you find one then reset the circuit breaker.
- Keep in mind that circuit breakers will trip off because of a problem with the wiring or an overloaded circuit.
- Tripped GFCI Outlet
- Check the bathroom GFCI outlet to see if it is tripped OFF, and if it is then press the RESET button.
- This is one of the most common caused of lost power in the bathroom.
- Faulty Electrical Splice or Connection
- If there is a problem with the electrical wiring or a bad splice in the light fixture then electrical repairs will need to be performed to correct the problem.
- Bad splices are often found in light fixture where there are large watt lamps that produce a lot of heat.
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