Problem light switch

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Old 10-26-14, 03:41 PM
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Problem light switch

I have a closet light switch. One day I tried to turn it on and the light came on for a second but then went off. I figured it was the switch since the house is about ten years old. I changed the switch but no luck. I need some help. Also is there ant danger witH fire if the switch is bad till I get it fixed?
 
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Old 10-26-14, 04:25 PM
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Did you use the screw terminals on the switch. If you use the back stabs you need to move the wires to the screws. Do you have two wires or four wires (not counting grounds) in the switch box.

Obvious question is the bulb good? Did you tru pulling the bulb socket tab up a bit. Have you checked the connections at the light?
 
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