Porch lights not working but outlets are working


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Old 06-16-18, 11:37 PM
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Porch lights not working but outlets are working

Hello. I have an indoor porch that has two indoor lights ,two outdoor lights and two indoor outlets. Both of the outlets are working fine, but all four lights are not working at all. What could be the problem, and how do I fix it ? Thank you for any information !
 
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Old 06-17-18, 02:15 AM
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Are all lights on the same switch? If so disconnect the two wires on the switch and connect them together with a wire nut. If the lights now work replace the switch.
 
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Old 06-17-18, 08:57 AM
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Hi, did this happen all at once?
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Old 06-30-18, 08:21 AM
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Hi everyone. My apologies for responding late.
Yes, the lights are on the same switch, and they stopped functioning all at once. I am going to try to connect the wires with a nut, but what else could the problem be?
 
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Old 06-30-18, 10:50 AM
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How many wires at the switch ?

You need to determine how the circuit is fed. More than likely power goes to the switch first. We have to guess..... you need to check.

We need to know what you find at the switch,
 
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Old 06-30-18, 04:58 PM
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Hey, so there are two switches that are side by side. One switch has two wires connected on each of sides, the other one (which is on the right), has one wire on its left and two wires on its right.
 
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Old 06-30-18, 05:23 PM
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Sounds like a 3 way and and @ single pole, post some pics of the switches.
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Old 06-30-18, 11:37 PM
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One switch has two wires connected on each of sides,
Are you saying two wires on the screws and two wires on the back stabs? If so the backstabs could be your problem.
 
 

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