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My bathroom light will not come on. It turned off the last time and now I can’t get it to turn back on. I’ve tried both the switch in the bathroom as well as the Master switch in my bedroom. What is wrong?

In the case where only one light is not responding, the cause is likely a burned out light bulb, a tripped breaker, or a failed relay. Check them in that order. If you can hear the relay clicking when the switch is pressed but do not see the light changing state, it is for certain a bulb or breaker issue. If you prove the bulb and breaker, replace the relay controlling the bathroom and the light should begin working again. If a new relay does not solve the problem, then check the switches controlling this room. Switches can fail but it is unlikely that two controlling the same room light would fail at the same time.  One other thing that could be the cause is that a wire for that relay has become disconnected. This is a seldom occurrence, but any electrician would be able to find this sort of problem. If you have electrical experience, check the low voltage wire connections inside the relay panel before calling an electrician.


Category: Touch‐Plate systems dated 1946‐1985

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