Lights stopped working


Old 11-04-12, 05:23 PM
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Lights stopped working

We have 3 sconce lights on a single,dimmable, switch in our basement.

One light was out, so we went out and bought one we thought would fit.

While the other lights were turned on, we placed the new light bulb into the socket, but it was too small. Couldn't even screw it in. But as we put the light bulb in the empty socket, the other 2 lights blew or something and now they won't work at all.

The lights that were in the sconces were the pointy kind (sorry for my lackof knowledge) but seem to have regular incandescent bases. We put in a regular 60 watt bulb into the sconce to see if it would go on, and it wouldn't.

Did we fry the line somehow? We're of course selling our house and everything has decided to start breaking. I'm really hoping we don't need to call an electrician out for this too.

Thanks for any input!
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Old 11-04-12, 05:41 PM
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I would try and replace the dimmer with a regular switch to see if the problem is a fried dimmer. You could turn off the power and remove the dimmer and join the two wires with a wire nut and restore the power also. If the lights work the problem is the dimmer.
Old 11-08-12, 06:04 PM
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While the other lights were turned on, we placed the new light bulb into the socket,
This may be the source of the problem. Have you tried resetting the breaker?

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