Blown Light Switch - Electrical - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-01-2011, 11:41 AM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

Blown light switch

Ok, i turned on the light switch inside the house to turn on the outside lights, immediately the outside light blew and in addition the hall way light and the living room light/ceiling fan won't work now. I check the breaker and they all say


Charrill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2011, 11:47 AM   #2
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,646
Rewards Points: 1,000

if a breaker tripped it needs to be turned completely to the off position and then back on for it to reset. if it isnt the breaker then might be a burned wire in one of the boxes since more then one light are on the same circuit.


DannyT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2011, 12:18 PM   #3
" Euro " electrician
frenchelectrican's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: WI & France { in France for now }
Posts: 5,369
Rewards Points: 2,000

Did you actually turn the breaker to off postion however you will have to push it little more further you will feel a click then turn it back on if the lights did not come on then you have a loose connection at one of the switch box or one of the junction box so therefore check at the switch box first if not then one of the receptales connection can be bad if you don't have power there.

The answer will be based on NEC ( National Electrical code ) or CEC ( Cananda Electrical code ) or ECF ( Electrique Code France )
frenchelectrican is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Please Help! 3 way switches controling 2 light fxtures. HelloMotto Electrical 52 11-05-2014 04:28 PM
Blown Light Switch ogrenjr Electrical 3 03-01-2010 03:42 PM
Confused by switch w/indicator light install... WaldenL Electrical 7 08-29-2009 09:02 AM
no power going to the light switch baseballfan Electrical 18 09-08-2008 05:35 PM
Problem changing light switch grgryl Electrical 14 08-10-2008 01:26 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1