I am not getting power to my light switch?

Old 07-03-10, 11:20 AM
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I am not getting power to my light switch?

I have a light on the back of my house that should light up the deck. When I moved into the house, it was not working but I thought it was maybe a bad light fixture. I have now replaced the light fixture but the light still does not work. I don't have any other lights or outlets that are not working. I check all the GFCI outlets and tested them but that is not the issue. I also checked the breaker box but nothing is tripped. I used a multimeter to test the wiring at the switch and according to the meter, I am not getting any power to those wires and ultimately to the switch.

I am not sure what else to do. Does anyone have any other ideas or suggestions? Is there is something I may be overlooking? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
Old 07-03-10, 11:23 AM
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How many wires at the switch? How many wires at the light. Tell us all of the wires and how thwy are connected.
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Turn the breaker off and on. Breakers can be tripped without the handle being in the tripped position.
Old 07-05-10, 06:26 AM
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If the above suggestions do not work you will need to find out where the switch box is fed from.

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