help needed lighting circuit

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Old 01-12-03, 02:30 AM
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help needed lighting circuit

my upstairs lighting has gone off but 2 lights still work its all on the same circuit any ideas
 
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Old 01-12-03, 08:17 AM
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Check the light bulbs.
Check for GFCI on the circuti somewhere.
Check for bad switch.
Check for bad wiring connections. The back stab connections are notorious for going bad
 
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Old 01-12-03, 08:21 AM
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Sounds like you're saying that some things on the circuit work and others dont. Here are the most likely explanations:
  • Tripped GFCI (although not the most likely explanation if lighting but no receptacles is all that is out).
  • Burnt out bulbs.
  • Wire came loose. This loose wire could be anywhere on the circuit, and you just need to do a time-consuming search. The first thing that is not working and the last thing that still is working are the first two things to try. Look for loose push-in connections and loose wire nuts. Of course, turn the breaker off first.
 
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