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How to Figure Out Problems With Ceiling Lights

by:Grade     2020-03-11
Ceiling lights with problems or not working can pose a serious fire hazard to your home.When you change the bulb but still in the dark, you need to find the root of the problem.By using the elimination process, you can determine the cause of the fixture failure.This, however, requires continued power.If you are concerned about the work of using electricity, consider asking an electrician to solve the problem.The easiest thing to do when the fixture fails is to replace the bulb to correct the problem.Sometimes there is a problem with the bulb socket.It is not uncommon for the lamp socket to burn out, especially in the old lamps.Test the lamp socket with a voltmeter to determine if the socket does receive the current.Contact the center of the socket with one probe of the meter and touch the side of the socket with another probe.The meter will light up or vibrate if there is electricity, reminding you that the weather is very hot.There are two places that contain wiring connections related to lamps and lanterns.One in the ceiling box, behind the fixture;The other is in the fixture switch in the case of the electric box.Remove the fixture to expose its wiring connection.Sometimes, the wire in the fixture connected to the wire in the electrical box is loose or broken.Verify all wires are in contact by removing the wire nuts.If the wires are connected correctly, use the probe of the meter to touch both the black and white wires or the black and ground wires to determine if they are hot.The wiring joint behind the wall switch may also fail.The cover plate must be removed and switched to expose the joint.Removing the wire nuts from the wires connected to the switch will help you determine if they are in contact.Check the current using a voltmeter.If there is electricity in the wiring, the switch is likely to be bad.Replace the old switch with the new one and make sure to connect the wires in the same order as the old one.The function of the circuit breaker is to provide a way to cut off the power supply of the circuit and interrupt the current in the event of a fault.If your circuit breaker is in an \"on\" position, it should provide current to the circuit, indicating that the problem is elsewhere.When the circuit breaker trips or is in a \"off\" position, this indicates that there is a problem somewhere in the Circuit of the circuit breaker power supply.Sometimes the circuit breaker will burn out and need to be replaced.To check the circuit breaker, the panel cover must be removed to expose the inside of the circuit breaker box.Use a voltmeter to test the circuit breaker while the circuit breaker is in the \"On\" position by placing one probe On a neutral or ground rod in the circuit breaker and the other On the wire of the circuit breaker On the screw connecting the circuit breaker.If the meter does not display current, the circuit breaker must be replaced.Working with electricity is very dangerous, especially when you don\'t have any experience.If you are concerned or do not have experience in power work, please hire a licensed professional to do the job.If you are barefoot or around pipes and appliances, never try to use electricity when there is water.If possible, please help with an experienced assistant.
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