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Kitchen cabinet lights come on and off randomly

I bought the Hampton Bay halogen oblong three stage dimmer lights for my kitchen. They seem come on randomly without using the dimmer switch.

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    I have the same problem. I installed them last month. When I installed them I noticed that I didn't even have to touch the dimmer button to turn them on. I just had to touch the cord.

    I tried to put the excess cord out of the way, but they still go on by themselves. I will check them before I leave the kitchen to make sure they are off and that I didn't leave them on by mistake, but later that night they are on.

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You have a short in switch replace

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  • shadron2 Oct 18, 2009

    you have a short in switch replace

  • shadron2 Oct 18, 2009

    you have a short in switch replace

  • shadron2 Oct 18, 2009

    you have a short in switch replace

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