Lights in Bedrooms Not Working?

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Trying to determine the cause for an electrical issue in your home can be a difficult process. If fixtures in different rooms on the same circuit are not working it could be the breaker. This is a page about lights in bedrooms not working.


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February 20, 2018

The lights in 2 bedrooms not working. I turned the breaker off and back on and the lights went on for an instant then went off. I shut the breaker off and checked the switch for loose wiring. I put the switch back on and played with the toggle and the light came on for a second or 2 while the breaker was off. The lights still are not working.


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If you have the right breaker and it is turned off the lights should never come on for a few seconds. There should be no electricity running through the wires that would allow your lights to come on when a breaker is shut off.


You will need a volt meter. Now test the positive and negative wires and see if you still have current running through them. If you do then you have shut off the wrong breaker. If you don't, then you'll need to replace the breaker at your box. There is a short in the breaker and more than likely it is burned. When you remove the breaker out of the box it will be easier to examine it.

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February 20, 20180 found this helpful

You may have to upgrade the amps. These bedrooms may be on the same circuit and are shutting off because the circuit is overloaded.

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