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Old 05-31-2012, 06:46 AM   #1
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Lights dimming

Lights dimming and outlets not running...microwave slows down ,refrigerator not cooling , everything was fine a couple of days ago!


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Old 05-31-2012, 06:50 AM   #2
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That sucks!


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Call your power company---and unplug anything with a light up screen---or a motor

Sounds like an incoming line problem---
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All the lights throughout the house in unison, or just a few?

Have you checked the voltage at the breaker panel? Including hot to neutral for both (fat) feed wires?

Dimming is more pronounced with incandescent lights.

Is the service to your house overhead or underground? Underground aluminum conductors can corrode and fail fast if ground hogs or other causes resulted in breakage of the insulation and moisture getting inside.
The good conscientious technician or serviceperson will carry extra oils and lubricants in case the new pump did not come with oil or the oil was accidentally spilled, so the service call can be completed without an extra visit.

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