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Old 05-23-2013, 04:07 PM   #1
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1 switch, 2 lights and one light stopped working?


Ok, I am new to this so bear with me. I am usually pretty good at soucing things out except electrical. That being said, in my bathroom I have 2 lights attached to one switch and one light has stopped working? The light that mysteriously stopped working is a 4 bulb halogen light and one bulb had been flickering for awhile. Bulb has been replaced and it still won't come on?

Bathroom remodelled w/new wiring and fixtues 2010
New breaker panel complete w/new wiring 2010

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Old 05-23-2013, 04:22 PM   #2
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1 switch, 2 lights and one light stopped working?


Do you feel comfortable checking the connections behind the light that does not work?

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Sure I guess if you could walk me through it? The light is mounted into the ceiling, I have to dismantle the light ( no issue) and then if you could tell me what I looking for?
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You could be looking for a loose connection or a wire that has come out of the wire nut.

Before all that, have you checked the bulb?
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1 switch, 2 lights and one light stopped working?


Is it a lower voltage halogen light? The problem could be the transformer.
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1 switch, 2 lights and one light stopped working?


I have replaced only one bulb... maybe I should replace all of them. G9 40 watt
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How would I check the transformer?
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You would need a meter to check for voltage on the output.
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G9 40 watt comes up as a 120 volt lamp. There will not be a transformer if that is true.
Look for a loose or open connection or perhaps a burnt socket. What do the pins look like on the lamp you removed? If they are burnt then the socket is burnt as well.

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