Pendant Light Keeps Blowing


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Old 08-31-15, 12:20 PM
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Pendant Light Keeps Blowing

I am using this wire- http://www.colorcord.com/collections...ical-cord-flax this lampholder- leviton push through electrolier single circuit 660w-250v (connecting the white wire to the silver screw and the black wire to the yellow screw) , and a simple plug. I have used both a 60w and a 25w bulb and it continues to blow every time I try. What is my issue?
 

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Old 09-01-15, 03:46 AM
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Yes, it has a push through switch. The two wires are on separate sides of the lampholder, but I am using a clamp style plug, so maybe they are touching in that? I don't strip them, I just put them next to each other and the plug pierces through the wires.

I know, and didn't realize it was going to be as complicated as it's been. What type of place could I go to to have them wire these for me?
 
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Old 09-01-15, 04:37 AM
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1. Don't walk so heavily on the floor above.

2. Do the same brands and kinds of bulbs burn out just as quickly in other fixtures?

3I don't understand why this works (or does it) but it's worth a try.

Turn off the power.

Remove the bulb, lift the tab at the middle bottom of the socket about 3/16 inch perhaps using a paper clip wire with a tiny 90 degree bend at the end.

Turn on the power.

Screw the bulb back in and after it lights up, screw it in another 90 degrees.
 

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Old 09-01-15, 06:26 AM
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I thought it was the fuse or breaker that was blowing. Do you mean it is the bulb? Change brands if that is what is happening. Also what is the voltage at the plug?
 
 

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