For the last 3 mornings, between 6 and 6:30 a.m., some of my lights flicker
and the TV goes off and back on. I'm at a loss as to what is causing it.
It only happens once each morning. I have nothing on any sort of timer that
would be coming on, and there isn't any pattern about what other appliances
are running. For example, I'm not switching on a huge power saw or
anything, not even any small appliances. Everything that is already running
(lights, TV, heat) gets turned on around 4:30 a.m., so they've already been
running for awhile before the flicker. I am completely puzzled. Any ideas?
I would really appreciate some!
Do you have many neighbors and are you all sharing a common transformer? If
so, do a few of them have electric heat that happens to kick on about
6:00am? Is the transformer old and electrical growth from each connected
house grossly grown since it was installed?
A call to your power company may be in order.
We had a problem a few years ago. The power company said that they change
the output in anticipation of industry starting up in the morning. Of course
it would not affect me, even though I verified voltage readings up to 140 at
Although the person from the electric company said it was not their fault
and it could not happen, it never did after that call. What a co-incidence
that they also happened to do some work at a substation about two miles from
me later that day.
I live on a farm, and a few months ago the power would go off for
about one minute at I:00 am, then come back on. Of course it caused
my clocks and everything to need resetting. I called the electric
company and they said the power switches (something) at midnight, but
said it should change so fast that it not be noticable. After my
call, the problems stopped. Later on I figured out that 1:00 am
(during daylight saving time) was midnight. Something must have been
sticking.....??? I never heard back from them, but they fixed it.
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