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seabag2

10:44AM | 09/26/05
Member Since: 09/25/05
3 lifetime posts
hello, i shorted out a light switch(it was exposed, and touched metal) then the breaker would not reset. i then went on to remove 2 seperate light switches on that same line. then was able to reset the breaker. however now only one light fixture on that line is working. no power is going to anything else, but the breaker is on...help?

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househelper

10:56AM | 09/26/05
Member Since: 03/31/05
265 lifetime posts
Did you replace the other light switches you removed? If not, then it is logical to assume the fixtures controlled by those switches will not work.

seabag2

11:18AM | 09/26/05
Member Since: 09/25/05
3 lifetime posts
i did not replace them yet because there is renovation going on, however other lights in other rooms that were never touched are not working, but on that same circuit line.

househelper

11:59AM | 09/26/05
Member Since: 03/31/05
265 lifetime posts
Were the switches single pole (one switch for the light) yet have more than two wires connected? It's possible the switch "hot" connection was also used as a connection point for wiring downstream. When you removed the switch, you disconnected the "hot" wiring to any other switches on that circuit.

seabag2

01:10PM | 09/26/05
Member Since: 09/25/05
3 lifetime posts
that sounds logical im going to try to put a new switch in and se if that works..thanks


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