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Kevin, Licensed Electrician
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Experience:  29 years as a Licensed Electrical Contractor in Illinois, 5 year college Electrical Instructor, Former Electrical Inspector, Diploma in Digital Electronics, Former Illinois Licensed Home Inspector
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House lights flickering, ***** *****
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Customer: house lights flickering , ***** *****
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: every light in house flickers , took off main panel and i here a faint popping noise comming from main breaker
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

Hello and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you with your electrical question.

1) Flickering lights throughout the entire home indicate either a loose service entrance conductor connection at the meter socket or main breaker lugs or possibly a loose main breaker connection onto the panel hot bus bars. The sound that you are hearing is most likely arcing taking place.

2) For safety reasons, I recommend that you kill power to the home by leaving the main breaker in the OFF position and contact a local licensed electrical contractor to confirm the problem. Loose service entrance wires or a loose main breaker is an area that you don't want to mess around with.

Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

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Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

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