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Old 08-24-2011, 10:35 PM   #1
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Circut trips when turning on light


When i turned on a lamp, i heard a popping noise. Then the circut tripped. I turned the circut back on and the light works again. Should i be worried? Is something wrong?

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Old 08-24-2011, 11:02 PM   #2
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Yes, be worried. Yes, something is wrong.

Likely whatever caused the short burnt clear. You need to find out the source, whether it be in the house wiring or that of the lamp.

Was it a plug in lamp? If so, leave it unplugged until you check it out. If it's hard wired into the house, keep the breaker off until it's checked.

Just having a breaker trip can happen. You shouldn't hear a popping noise though. That's the concern.

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Was it the bulb burning out?
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No the bulb. did not burn out. So i should have the lamp and circut checked? What should i have it checked for? Also everything seems to be working now no more tripping.
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If i just get a new lamp am i fine
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check the recepticle.
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recepticle? not sure what that is
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sorry, i mean the outlet that the lamp is plugged into
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:36 PM   #9
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Have the lamp, I'm assuming it plugs in, checked. Look at the cord, do you see any bare spots? How's the plug? Is it on tight, the wire not cracked from being bent sharply? Does it plug in tightly?

How's the lamp socket? Does it look burnt or loose? Do you see any loose wires?

It sounds like whatever tripped the breaker and popped "cleared" itself. It can make finding it more difficult.

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