We're having a problem with the light in the bathroom & one in the bedroom
flickering/dimming. Bathroom is on a dimmer. Bedroom is the one controlled
by the switch. They will dim together. We had one wall outlet go bad on the
wall outside the bedroom door (just behind the wall switch that controls the
bedroom light). Replacing the outlet did NOT fix the problem- but another
outlet run off that box is working fine (not sure if this means anything or
Where so I get DH to start? He's comfortable working with electricity (power
lineman)- but it's like the wife of the mechanic who's car never runs, my
electric isn't a high priority to him. he says he needs to look into it, but
instead, tells me to keep the lights off. HELP!
There is a loose connection somewhere in the wiring to a device, such as one
of the receptacles, or a switch, or a wire nut connection. You should
attend to this ASAP -- the continued arcing could burn the insulation off
the wire and create a hazzardous condition, maybe a short circuit, shocking
someone, and maybe even a fire. The best place to start would be between
the last place in the circuit that is working properly, and then to the
device that is affected by the flickering. If it has been flickering for
long, there will be a burnt or blackening of the connection. Check these
with the circuit off.
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