My yard light won't go off any more. I block the detector wait 60
seconds and I hear the relay click off but the light now stays on when
it used to go off. It clicks again when I block the detector, it times
out and clicks again but the light never goes out.
I would take the unit apart and locate the relay. If you can pry the
cover off, you will likely find the contacts are stuck. I usually use
an emery stick from my wife to smooth the contact surfaces when I run
into a situation like this.
try to reset by turning of power,, if that wont work in daytime tap it
with a stick- broompole, thats what I used to do with a stuck relay
until it just would not unstick. Mine used to go bad alot, now I only
use 25-50% of rated load for bulbs.
Did anybody mention frost or ice on the contacts? I took the assembly
off the garage and took it down to my nice warm workbench by the wood
boiler. At first it still was stuck on. Then I went and made myself a
coffee and when I came back it was functioning normally. Simulate night
time and it went on 1minute and off again with motion. Simulate daytime
and it was off (before it was stuck on). I guess when it warmed up it
started working again. Put it back on the garage and will see tonight
what happens. Did not see any way to open it without a hacksaw.
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