Overhead fixture - one bulb works, one doesn't...

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Old 05-28-00, 06:31 PM
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My house is fairly new, but the kitchen overhead light has been broken since we moved in. There are two sockets -- one works and one does not (yes, I tried replacing the bulb!)
Can I try this one myself (no experience) or is it a job for a pro?
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Old 05-28-00, 09:39 PM
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If one socket works and one doesn't, the first place to look is at the wiring of the fixture. Remove the fixture from the ceiling and make sure that the black and the white of each socket is properly attached in the wire nuts. (Make sure the breaker for this fixture is off before you disassemble anything.!) One other simple thing to chech is that the tab in the center of the socket that doesn't work is making contact with the base of the bulb. With the power off, use your finger to bend it out slightly towards the bulb base.
 
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Old 05-29-00, 07:58 PM
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hello ZaknRac,
lefty is correct first place to look is the connections. if all connections in the light r tight and intact eather replace the light or the socket that is bad. just go co,or to color and u will be fine.
 
 

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