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Articles about Troubleshooting

Why Electrical Outlets Trip The Circuit Breaker


My 20 amp breaker which serves 7 wall outlets continues to trip without any reason…


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Troubleshooting Bathroom Electrical Problems


Lights in bathroom will not turn on-Breaker wont snap into position and test will not go off…


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Troubleshooting Under Cabinet Puck Lighting


installed your typical wired puck style under the cabinet lights 6 mos ago, and they work fine. They are controlled via dimmer…


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Light Fixtures Electrical Troubleshooting


a recessed fluorescent light fixture in the basement that did not work. I replaced it with a new fixture which used 2, 4′ T8 bulbs. About a year later it went bad…


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Lost Power to Electrical Outlets – Electrical Troubleshooting


I lost power from two outlets at one of the bedrooms on the second floor. These two outlets are on the same wall…


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Heavy Light Fixtures and Ceiling Boxes


The previous lights I took down must have been to heavy for the circular box in the ceiling and now the plaster has broken away and the box is low on one side…


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Why Does My Ceiling Fan Switch Off


I replaced a light fixture with a ceiling fan and light kit. The ceiling fan works fine, but the light kit only worked for an hour then switched off…


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Identifying Causes of GFI Outlet Problems


GFI plug only works when I don’t have the load lines connected. When I connect load lines I get no power at all.


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Electrical Panel or Circuit Breaker Problem


The lights dim and sometimes don’t react at all even if i replace the bulbs or reset the breaker!


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Three Way Switches Can Become Faulty


I have 2 three-way switches for kitchen light that have worked fine since the beginning. However, recently the switches haven’t worked correctly…


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Identifying The Cause of Dimming Lights


Can a weak breaker make lights dim than brighten? I have a bathroom light that does this but I also found that part of my basement does the same thing…


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Why is my air conditioner not cooling?


Typical checks can be made for refrigerant levels compressor amperage load, condensing fan and coil inspection and of course the most obvious…


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I have a constant hum through all our audio speakers


when you turn anything DC powered on you get a huge hum (surge noise) through the speakers for a moment…


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Older Home Ceiling Fan Replaces Existing Light Fixture


I put up a ceiling fan w/a light in a bedroom with just a light switch. A two bulb light fixture was up prior which only had a black and white wire.after putting up the fan the lights were dim and the fan appears to not be going at it’s correct speeds…


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Electrical Question from Paul about Electrical Surge Problem


Question: why does my main switch red not trip when i send a fault current through it.


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Electrical Question about Under Cabinet Lights Wiring Problem


Question: We have run a coax wire from one switch to an under cabinet light fixture and it works fine.


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