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I’ve been searching and reading other posts. I understand it’s most likely for this to be caused at the light switch, wiring, or light fixture.

By light fixture, could this be simply the lamp plugged in to the outlet which is controlled by the light switch? No work has been done and this is a relatively newly constructed house (10 years or so). Is it possible that replacing the lamp would solve this issue?

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Did the switch ever work correclty with the lamp fixture plugged in?

If the switch trips the breaker with the lamp fixture plugged in but does not with the fixture unplugged then there is a problem with the fixture.
 

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My bad, it’s been a while since I’ve looked at this issue since it was in a spare closet that we never use. So, it’s connected to a ceiling mounted light fixture. Not removable like a lamp. I turned it on and off briefly and nothing happened but I stopped using it in the past because it tripped the breaker at least twice when I turned on the light switch.

Should I just turn it on and leave it on, see if it trips? Or how should I proceed.
 

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You need to be reasonably sure of what conditions causes the breaker to trip.
That is first.
does it trip imeadiately ?
or only after a certain time period.
Does it sometime work perfectily
Other times not
 
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