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Having an issue with my overhead lights in my kitchen and

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Having an issue with my overhead lights in my kitchen and there is still power going to light switch
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: 2 days. Was working fine before that
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Just can't figure out why there is no power going to the ceiling lights when there is clearly power going to light switch
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Kevin replied 7 months ago.

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

1) Do you have a 2 wire lead AC voltage tester (a contact type) or a multimeter available to take voltage measurements?

2) How did you confirm the switch has voltage?

3) What type of light fixture? Recessed can lights or other?

4) What type of wall switch? A standard ON/OFF snap switch or a dimmer switch?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
1) I do
2) The switch has a blue light on it and also opened it up and tested it with once of those voltage pens
3) recessed lighting
4) Ge smart dimmer switch with z wave technology for home automation
Expert:  Kevin replied 7 months ago.

1) A voltage pen (non contact type of tester) is not the correct type to use. You need a 2 wire lead or a multimeter to confirm voltages at the switch and at the light fixture.

2) Is the z-wave a new installation or did it previously work OK?

Expert:  Kevin replied 7 months ago.

Since I have not heard back from you, I will opt out of the question and place it back to the open board.

No need to reply back to me, you will be notified when another expert picks up the question.

Expert:  Sam Irvin replied 7 months ago.

Hello, Do you still need assistance with this?