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Every time I flip the switch, to turn on, the lights (there

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Every time I flip the switch, to turn on, the lights (there are 4 bulbs over the mirror) in my bathroom, the circuit is tripped. What is causing this?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be glad to assist you. It seems that you have a short circuit in the fixture, the switch opening or the wiring between the two. The first thing to do is to remove the fixture and flip the switch to find out if it is the fixture causing the issue. A short will be obvious, there will be flash marks.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Any idea how much it will cost to fix the problem?
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

You need to find the short first. The cost for correction will be directly related. It may be as little as $.15 for a wirenut or the cost of a new fixtures. Follow my instructions and I'll be able to be more specific.

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