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Old 08-05-2010, 06:47 PM   #1
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Hi i had a problem two years ago with the lights in my bedroom and kitchen going off without tripping the breaker i changed some plugs and still did it so we found out that the back off the panel was melted so we swicthed the box and was fine now two years later started doing the same thing do you know why
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Hi i had a problem two years ago with the lights in my bedroom and kitchen going off without tripping the breaker i changed some plugs and still did it so we found out that the back off the panel was melted so we swicthed the box and was fine now two years later started doing the same thing do you know why
That's one long sentence you got there

How do you get the lights to go back on after they shut off?
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They came back on in a couple of seconds by thereself.
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So I'm going to make the assumption that the problem in your panel wasn't the issue with the lights, and that you have a loose connection somewhere else.
When looking at the lights that are shutting off, I would find the closest one to the panel. I would then open up the switch box and look for a loose connection, if nothing is found then I would take the light down and look in it's box.
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I replaced all the sockets that were involed. After i replaced the panel it all stopped for two years and now tuesday it did it twice.
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If they were backstabbed you have to move them to the screws and get them tighten them down good.

What conductor size and breaker size are you using on this circuit ??

For 15 amp circuit you can use 2.5mm≤{#14 AWG } while the 20 amp circuit it must have 4.0mm≤{#12 AWG }

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is there a junction box anywhere you didn't check and or replace? The connection could be loose in there.
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No i didnt replace or check the junction box. But why all of a sudden would it start again?
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No i didnt replace or check the junction box. But why all of a sudden would it start again?
There could be a loose connection anywhere. I would also check the switchboxes.
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