08:00PM | 02/23/07
Member Since: 02/23/07
1 lifetime posts
Can anyone give me some help. I was changing a bulb in one of my six kitchen can lights. When I was removing the old bulb it sparked and then all the lights went off. The circuit breaker did not trip. The lights just don't work anymore. All the other lights and plugs work fine in the kitchen. I don't know what to think or where to start. I have lived in the house for 8 years and I have not run into anything like this before. Any direction would be very appreciated.

Tom O

08:38AM | 02/24/07
Member Since: 09/17/02
477 lifetime posts
Unless you know which breaker is for the circuit that is acting up, turn them off and back on one at a time. Many circuit breaker handles do not move much when tripped, so you may have overlooked a tripped breaker and it is even possible to trip a breaker without the handle moving.

If the above doesn't bring the lights back, you'll need to do some troubleshooting. That will require a voltage tester and the likelyhood that you will need to take measurements on conductors that may be energized. C'mon back if you need further advice.



08:41AM | 02/24/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
Kitchen lights are not suppose to be on the same circuit with the kitchen receptacles.

But there might be other kitchen lights and lights and receptacles in other parts of the house on that circuit.

As was said some breakers don't move much when tripped. But you can fell them when to try to turn them to the off postion.

Then back on to reset them.

If you have a dimmer on those lights there is a good chance that it was was damaged.


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