short circuit


Old 09-15-02, 02:34 PM
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short circuit

I installed a track light (correctly I thought, I followed the directions) and when I switched it on, sparks came from the switch.

I have the old fashioned screw-in fuses -- and the fuse itself didn't blow. However, everything on that particular circuit doesn't work now.

At this point, I have no idea what to do.

Suggestions? Is there anything I can do myself? Or do I need a professional?

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Old 09-15-02, 03:19 PM
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You most likely blew a fuse. You need to look carefully as sometimes its hard to tell. Did you replace that one to double check?
Old 09-23-02, 12:30 PM
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Yes -- I switched it to be sure -- and still nothing
Old 09-23-02, 12:49 PM
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Screw a 150 watt lamp into the fuse socket. If the lamp does not lite then remove the cover from the fuse panel and test between the fuse terminal and the Neutral strip where all the White wires connect with a test-lamp socket. If both lamps lite then you have an open circuit. Leave the lamp in the fuse socket
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