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Electrical Question #1: I have a wall plug which I use for a table light. I attempted to turn the light on, but the light will not work.

This electrical wiring question came from: Glen, a Homeowner from San Antonio, Texas.

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This electrical wiring question came from in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Light Fixture Problems and How to Fix Them

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 light circuit, turn it OFF and then Tag it with a Note before performing any wiring or inspections.
Note: Electrical troubleshooting for lighting is best performed by a qualified electrical contractor.

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