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Old 06-24-2012, 01:52 PM   #1
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Kitchen Light Switch Issue

Dear DIY community,

Recently bought a house, everything worked great. Yesterday the fiance was in the kitchen and complained that one of the lights (three separate single bulb lights on the same switch that hang over our island) stopped working.
Had worked fine earlier in the day.

Checked the breaker, nothing tripped. This light is on a 3 gang switch plate with two other light fixtures elsewhere in the room which were and are still working fine. Checked the 3 bulbs in another fixture, all fine. Got my voltage tester out and checked the switch for the effected light, both the traveler (1 of 2) and the common have power when switch is on. The other traveler (2 of 2) and the common have power when the switch is OFF. They're never all on together. Light still doesn't work.

Replaced the switch. Problem persists. Thoughts? Thanks!


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Old 06-24-2012, 03:03 PM   #2
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Remove the bulbs and check for voltage in the lamp socket.


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