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My upstair room light is stop working. Changed bulb, switch and bulb holder. But still no luck. What else I should do before call the an electrician. - Mahen

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  • Mahen2 May 30, 2010

    Jim, Sorry about the late reply. I had problem with my internet.Its been sorted now. Your information was really helpful. Like you said, I checked both hanging wire from celing. No voltage to my tester. But voltage is on switch wire. Also checked all other wires on celing in that room. No voltage. Now where do I go from here? - Mahen

  • Mahen2 May 30, 2010

    I am bit confused. do you have an email I want to send the circuit. Basically power is coming to swith. and power is coming to celing rose red wires when switch is on. There are three black wires and three red wires coming to celing rose from celing.I am bit confused with the wires connection from celing rose to bulb holder. Let me send the diagram first please



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Hi there,  Have you checked to see if you have power getting to your switch? You could've tripped a circuit breaker, so I would check your electrical first to rule that out. Once you've checked for power, put your switch in the OFF position. Next, take off the light from the ceiling...leaving just the two wire's hanging down and apart from each other. If you have a voltage tester/meter, then you'd want to turn the switch ON again - then check to see if you're getting power (voltage), as well as, a complete circuit. If so, great! If not, contact me again and I'll help you further. But I believe you'll have found the problem already after following the above steps. Make sure to secure each connection when putting your light back up onto the ceiling. And, DON'T turn the switch back on until your light is securely mounted. Good Luck with this, and feel free to contact me again if this doesn't work. - Jim

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  • Jim May 30, 2010

    Hi Mahen2,
    That's okay, I'm glad I'm able to help. Now, the good news here is that there's voltage to the wire when the switch is on. Meaning, you most likely don't have a power problem. That wire is called the switch leg. The other wire's the neutral wire. This wire (neutral) goes directly to the white (neutral) wire , or silver screw terminal on the fixture. But, before you begin working on this, please turn OFF your switch - and if possible, the circuit breaker too. I just feel better knowing your safe. Next, take the switch leg wire from the ceiling and connect (splice) this to the other wire, or brass/colored screw terminal on the fixture. Secure all your connections, put your new light bulb in, and then you can turn your switch back ON to see if everything's working. Now, if it isn' probably lost a neutral wire somewhere. Meaning? There's a loose or broken neutral wire somewhere, but we'll deal with that after you do this first. Also, you mentioned some other wire's in that ceiling that don't work? Did you turn on that switch and checked them too? Are there any other switches in your room? I'll tell you what, check out everything I've written here with you. If nothing works, then you can contact me on my cell phone at (408) 892-1030. Whatever will be easier for you, but this way I can ask and get the information needed, while you have everything apart. This can get more involved, so that's why I'm giving you my direct contact number. You might have to contact an electrician, and I can help you with that too. Well, let's stop here, cross our fingers - and hope what we have now, will work. Good Luck, and thank you very much for the 4-thumb rating. I greatly appreciate it! 



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