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Old 12-10-2011, 11:23 AM   #1
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while installing a new 3 way switch one of the contacts hit the metal box and sparked. It didnt seem to trip the breaker. I turned the breaker off and changed the switch. It is still not working after turning the breaker back on. It seems that there is power to the braker as other items are powered when it is activated. However several other items in the vacinity continue not to work.

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Old 12-10-2011, 11:29 AM   #2
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Most likely you will have to back track through the wiring to the breaker panel to find a loose splice, or bad connection point (ie outlet, switch, light, etc).

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Old 12-10-2011, 01:47 PM   #3
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Is there a GFI in the circuit?
Answers based on the National Electrical Code. Local amendments may apply. Check with your local building officials.
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