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Old 09-04-2010, 05:20 PM   #1
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Switch Nightmare


I have power going to the light switch
The plug is controlled by the light switch
Power going to the plug in. Plug does not work
Switch also controls the light.
No power to the light

How do I fix this nightmare
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Old 09-04-2010, 05:25 PM   #2
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Was it broke before you touched it? Were you just replacing the switch? Do you have pictures?
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Was it broke before you touched it? Were you just replacing the switch? Do you have pictures?
It was working find for years until the breaker blew one day.
Ever since then not light and no plug
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Old 09-04-2010, 07:25 PM   #4
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Let me see if I understand what you are saying:

The wall switch controls a receptacle (an outlet) and a light fixture.
Now, neither the receptacle or the light fixture are working.

Is this correct?

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Have you checked if your light bulb is loose? The starter may not be working anymore.
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This is correct
There is power in the switch
Power to the outlet, but does not work
No power to the light
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:40 PM   #7
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This is correct
There is power in the switch
Power to the outlet, but does not work
No power to the light
How are you testing for power? Do you have a volt meter?
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Neutral?
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How are you testing for power? Do you have a volt meter?
Yes, The volt meter light comes on at 110V
Comes on when I put it to the swich
Comes on when I put it to the plug
Does not come on when I put it to the light
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Neutral?
Neutral????????????
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Comes on when you put to the switch and what? If you are putting it to ground then the neutral may be open.

Since the breaker tripped I would open the receptacle and the fixture and check for burnt connections that may have shorted to ground to trip the breaker.
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