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09:19PM | 02/14/04
Member Since: 10/01/03
9 lifetime posts
I was at my sisters house today and turned on the lights in the bathroom, they started to flicker and would get dimmer and then return to normal. I also heard something behind the switch to this light everytime the light would dimm. What could be causing this.
Also, I noticed on two electrical outlets there was something dark (looked like smoke) on the bottom outlet, looked like it had been there for a while. Could this be related, the two problems were on two different levels of the house.

Thanks in advance for any help.


06:14AM | 02/15/04
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
It sounds like a loose and arcing contact in the switch box. It should be looked at ASAP. This is a fire hazard.


06:02AM | 02/23/04
Member Since: 02/21/04
138 lifetime posts
Call a Licensed electrician right away!

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