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I just replaced a chandelier in our dining room Before

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Hi I just replaced a chandelier in our dining room Before screwing the fixture into the ceiling, I tested it with a lightbulb, and it worked. Now that I've screwed the fixture into the ceiling, it's tripping the circuit breaker

Contractor's Assistant: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?

I believe two years, but not sure - we just moved in

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Electrical
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Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 7 months ago
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Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 7 months ago

You must have either pinched a wire or a connection came undone.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Can one fix a pinched wire?
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Hello?
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 7 months ago

Just cut it back and restrip it or tape it. It may need to be cut back if the short arced.it and reduced the wire size.

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Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 7 months ago

It takes time for your message to get to me and time for me to respond.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Oh, I'm sorry. This is my first time using this site, and I didn't see anywhere that you were still here. Thank you. Looking for a pinch now
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 7 months ago

No problem. Take your time.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Still tripping...
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I tested it more than once as we were screwing it in, and it worked each time until we got it all the way in,
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 7 months ago

Is it on one lamp or several lamps. Put a lamp into the sockets one at a time

If it trips, skip that socket or sockets to isolate what is causing the trip. Let me know what happens.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
There are three lamps, we only have one screwed in
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Maybe I misspoke - there are three light bulbs, one lamp?
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 7 months ago

Screw one at a time to see if it trips. If it does, skip that lamp and do the same with the others.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
There's only one set of wires, and it turned on fine with the lamp in that socket when the fixture was hanging out. It's only once we push it up into the ceiling that it's tripping
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 7 months ago

I understand that. To isolate the cause you need to eliminate potentials. Now please do as stated

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Did we lose you?
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 7 months ago

No, I'm here.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Oh, sorry - your response hadn't come up yet. Okay, I'll do as you said.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
We got it to work... not sure how. Thank you for your help
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 7 months ago

Very good, you're welcome.

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