02:36PM | 03/03/07
Member Since: 02/12/06
34 lifetime posts
Our lights flicker in the master bathroom when the laser printer is printing, the tv is initially turned on or the iron is turned on in our master bedroom. These items are plugged into different outlets. I have noticed that the flickering also occurs when the iron is turned on in the family room in which case the kitchen lights flicker. This is not a new problem; it has been going on since the house was built a few years ago. What could be causing this and is it something to be concerned about? Thanks.


03:10PM | 03/03/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
First of all laser printers draw very large spike of current and are well know to cause a light to flicker if they are on the same circuit.

But an iron should not.

This is indicative of a poor connection or undersized transformer.

Since the power company connections are on the outside and exposed to weather they are the most common cause.

Contact the power company to check the service.
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