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Old 01-05-07, 02:41 AM
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Have a bathroom where I added 2 3" recessed lights to the originals. All works great! My other bathroom....which was never touched.......the light switch now trips the breaker everytime its turned on. I know these are not on the same circuit because when I did the recessed lights..I turned the breaker off for that circuit. The switch in the bath which is not working is also tied to a second switch in another bathroom controlling a light and an outlet. What could be causing the switch to trip??
 
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Old 01-05-07, 04:31 AM
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The breaker tripping is caused by a short between the hot wire and the ground wire, or between the hot wire and the neutral, or a short between two hot wires from different legs of your incoming 240.
 
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Or hot touching a GROUNDED object. Not just a ground wire ...
 
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Old 01-05-07, 05:46 PM
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depending on how you wired in the new lights, and if the two baths are on the same ckt...You might have nicked a wire while drilling or otherwise installing the lights..check thoroughly (If something changed and now "it" doesn't work, chances are the change caused it)
 
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Found my problem and thanks to the people who responded. Found the wire from the bathroom light to the switch was bad. Testing all the other and this was the one that tripped the breaker. Ran a new wire from the light to the switch and works just fine.
 
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