Popping noise when flipping switch

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Old 02-05-06, 05:58 PM
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Popping noise when flipping switch

I have four recessed lights wired to one wall switch in my kitchen, they were rewired fairly recently (less than eight months ago I think) and we've lost a couple new bulbs already (bulbs that were supposed to last a looooong time) and now there's a popping noise when the flip is switched on.

The popping noise doesn't always happen when the switch is flipped, but usually does -- and the popping noise is definitely coming from the switch -- not the lightbulbs.

Is this a wiring problem? and is there any risk in using this light right now?
 
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Old 02-05-06, 06:30 PM
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You need to check the connections at the switch especially if the "backstabs" were used ,if so then you should use the screws on the switch.The wattage of the bulbs may be too hgh for the trims used in the hi-hats.
 
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should've metioned, i'm a complete novice... having no experience with this - should I call an electrician to do what you suggested?
 
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Old 02-05-06, 06:50 PM
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If you know what circuit the lights are on just shut it off before starting the work.The wires will go straight into the back of the switch body if the stabs were used.The switch may still be defective even if the screws were used.Obviously if you are at all apprehensive call a pro.
 
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thank you!
 
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