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09:49AM | 10/17/05
Member Since: 10/16/05
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I just ran into a problem over the weekend that really has me confused. I have a light on my stairs that is controled by a three-way switch. On the same circuit, I have my basement lights, controlled by a dimmer switch, which is wired to the three way switch at the bottom of the stairs.

I have not had any problems with these lights until saturday. After working in the basement, I turned the lights off. I went back downstairs a couple of minutes later,and none of the lights work (stairs or basement). The circuit breaker wasn't tripped. How do I troubleshoot this, and where might the problems lie?


12:47PM | 10/17/05
Member Since: 01/18/99
47 lifetime posts
It sure sound like a GFCI is tripped. Look all over the place for one and they could be anywhere. Behind curio cabinet, filing cabinets, in the garage, etc.

Let us know how it works out.

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