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YPY 07-18-2011 01:41 PM

My vacuum acts like a switch to turn the lights on
 
When i plug my vacuum in the bedroom and i try to turn it on, instead of the vacuum to turn on the light on the room turns on and the vacuum reemains off. It seems the vacuum switch becomes the swittch for the ligh. any ideas why?

a7ecorsair 07-18-2011 02:04 PM

The light that comes on, is it plugged into a wall receptacle or is it a ceiling light?

hpp58 07-18-2011 02:04 PM

Loose nuetral at the receptacle. Either at the one that your useing or a receptacle up stream.

AllanJ 07-18-2011 05:08 PM

Did you do some wiring changes or additions of your own in the bedroom or nearby recently? A wiring mistake could cause this problem.

dmxtothemax 07-18-2011 05:29 PM

does the light come on at full brightness ?
Or is it dull ?

I would also think there is a bad connecttion somewhere,

a7ecorsair 07-18-2011 06:11 PM

Or this could be BS. Let's see if the OP comes back with a followup.

joed 07-18-2011 07:08 PM

Most common cause of this issue is someone trying to install a new receptacle below a light switch that is a switch loop.


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