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  1. Appliances
    I have an LG 1683ST above oven microwave it recently began to spin the turntable whenever the door is closed, whether the microwave is running or not. I know if it was on with the door open it may be a door switch, but mine does not run when the door is open. Only when the door is closed not...
  2. Electrical
    My bathroom sensor switch controlling both the light and fan buzzed and have some popping sound yesterday and the lights/fan flashed once then stayed off. i turned off the switch and turned it on again. after few on/off trials, it is now back to normal without any weird sound. just as usual. Is...
  3. Electrical
    Hi all... we have a home that current has a Lutron ntgrx-4s 4 scene light switch. I am replacing all of the bulbs in this room with Hue lightbulbs so didn’t need a dimmer switch any more. My assumption was I could remove this switch and replace it with a regular toggle switch but when I removed...
  4. Electrical
    I am wiring a room with 3 lights and 3 switches. The diagrams I have been using have the neutral wire bypass the switches, so only hit and ground are connected to the switch. I have read both ways of doing this, is hot and ground only the correct way? Thanks! Background: 12/2 wire on a 15...
  5. Electrical
    My existing setup is I have a two pole switch which powers both my living room overhead light as well as my porch light. Pretty standard setup one hot black wire coming from a box into the 2 pole switch, with the other two black wires from the two lights wired to the other side of the switch...
  6. Electrical
    Hello, My name is Kevin and I am working on some electrical in my home. I swapped out a dozen light fixtures and half a dozen switches, quite inexperienced. I came into an issue where I have 2 switches for the same light, and I can't figure out how to wire them properly. I thought I put the...
  7. Electrical
    I have a lamp post outside my house that has never worked. There was an old light bulb in there, which I removed and replaced with a new one. I thought I knew which switch controlled the light, but it didn't end up doing anything. I checked the socket and wires with a non-contact voltage...
  8. Electrical
    Hello, I have a single switch for the light in the bathroom. I would like to install an exhaust bathroom fan and include a separate switch for it. The diagram for the current electrical wiring is attached. I do have a couple of questions about the current/proposed wiring: 1- I can see that...
  9. Electrical
    Hello, I am adding a switch to a bath fan. When I took out the main light switch to the bathroom this is what was behind it. Can someone tell me where to tie in the wire from the fan and switch? Attached is a picture and wiring diagram of the current situation. Thanks!
  10. Electrical
    New here with a quick question. I tried searching this question but only find people who have this problem after replacing switches/outlets which is not the case. Here goes...DH and I purchased a new home in early December, inspection passed good, no problems brought up with electrical. In...
  11. Electrical
    I would like to control my fan using remote and the light on the fan using both remote and switch. Is that possible. I have 1 black wire, 1 red wire for light, neutral and ground wire coming from the ceiling. I have capped the red wire and connected the black wire to the remote receiver. I am...
  12. Electrical
    Quick tid bit: I bought my ATV used and did not do any of the wiring on it. Yesterday while plowing my driveway I lost power to my winch. After some diagnostic testing with a multimeter I noticed a little red wire that was tucked behind one of my front tires and broke...looked a bit suspect to...
  13. Electrical
    Lights are wired as seen below, they work but this got a little confusing. at the bottom of the diagram is the last fixture where the constant hot comes in. for some reason there are two lines that are controlled by the switch only in this fixture. here the confusing part, i used the white...
  14. Electrical
    I have a 120V dimmable chandelier in my living room that works fine. I tried to put in a new 120V light and that one does not work. Knob and Tube wiring, the power comes into the light and then a wire leaves to the switch box. The switch box has 2 wires in it. The other wire in the switch box...
  15. Electrical
    Replaced a 30 year old switch, with a motion sensor switch. The new switch works, light goes on, happy happy. But, now the light in the room next door won't work, and two power outlets down the hall won't work. Attached a picture of the box; not sure what other info I can provide.
  16. Electrical
    Hi guys! Hopefully this won't be a mouthful, so my step dad helped me replace a ceiling fan in my master bedroom which had 3 single pole light switches to begin with. Well, the light turned on with one switch, the fan with the other, and the last one didn't do anything just like before. But...
  17. Electrical
    Hi, I found this post by hammerlane https://www.diychatroom.com/f18/3-way-switch-single-pole-switch-148603/index2/#post955962 I have the same wiring scenario, except where this diagram shows how to remove the "end" switch I want to remove the "middle" switch. How do I do that?
  18. Electrical
    In practice and in education I follow the more recent versions of NEC 404 to include a grounded (neutral) conductor at switch locations. This article from IAEI discusses the reason being for accommodating modern occupancy controls and preventing putting current on the EGC. Sadly, many new...
  19. Electrical
    Working on my own 2-story house built in 1947 that has been, umm, "remodeled" by a house flipper right before I got it. There is a new 200A main panel, but the way it's wired, well, let's say, is still old school. There is just one breaker, 15A AFCI, that controls both upstairs bedrooms...
  20. Electrical
    The Broan/NuTone 66W switch needs replacing. It controls a NuTone (20A) QT9093 [ceiling light + fan + heater]. The switch is rated: “Each individual rocker switch on this control is rated at 15 AMPS, @ 120 VAC. The total load on this control must not exceed 20 AMPS, @ 120 VAC.” I would...
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