Pot lights won't work

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Old 10-11-05, 11:29 AM
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Pot lights won't work

I have a series of 3 pot lights from 1 switch. The middle one works and the other two don't. I have checked bulbs and external connectors. Where do I go from here?
 
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Old 10-11-05, 11:46 AM
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Hard to say.

Did you replace the bulbs, or just "check" them? How exactly did you "check" them?

Check to make sure that the wattage of the bulbs is within the limits of the fixture. There is usually a sticker inside the can that states the maximum wattage bulb.

You may have a fried thermal protection device in the can, especially if you have ever exceeded the maximum wattage in the past.
 
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Old 10-11-05, 11:56 AM
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I have replaced the bulbs, exchanged the one that works to the other two with no luck, exchanged the bulb of the two that don't work to the one that does and they both work. Since everything in the ceiling seems to be sealed I don't know what to do next. thanks for the quick initial response.
 
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Old 10-11-05, 01:00 PM
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The cans are removable without drywall damage, even though most people don't think so. There's a few screws in the inside of the can that, once removed, allow you to detach the can from its bracket and lower it from the ceiling. This allows you access to all the parts.
 
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Old 10-14-05, 07:58 AM
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Look at this, Are the lights hooked up in series or parallel, Did they all work at one time.
I had a situation where canned lights (6) were on one switch, the thermal protection would cut off and on the lights. about every 10 minues the lights would change that one off this one on, Very irritating.
The lights were hooked in series (stupid) make sure they are in parallel or I know it sounds Huh Why that way but I eventually took 3 hots to the switch to get them working right. 2 lamps per switch. You answer lies in the thermal protection.
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