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Electrical Circuit Not Working After Adding a Light Switch

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Unfortunately some seemingly minor DIY electrical repairs have unforeseen consequences. You add a new switch only to have the entire circuit stop working. This is a guide about electrical circuit not working after adding a light switch.
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January 21, 2018

I have two breakers for my basement. I put a room in and the lights came on when all others came on so I wanted to put in a switch so l can turn off the light in the room. The light is at the end of the electric flow. To turn off power to room I just turned off the lights hooked up a switch and turned the lights back on. I flipped on the switch, but the breaker tripped. I did not turn the switch off, but threw the breaker back on. The breaker flipped on, but the switch made two fast clicks and all of the lights and outlets don't work now. Hope this makes sense? Any ideas?

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February 13, 20180 found this helpful

A wire is grounded. The black wire is 110 volt power. The white wire is a neutral wire. The green or bare copper wire is a ground wire. The switch needs to have the correct terminals.

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