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    minibike6969 Posts: 46, Reputation: 1
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    Apr 29, 2018, 03:14 AM
    Recess lighting problem
    I have four recess lights wired in series and none of them will work. I've replaced the dimmer switch and still nothing,also I've bypassed the switch and connected the line wire to the load wire and still nothing. So if anybody can help me with this please do.



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    Apr 29, 2018, 05:44 AM
    Why would you have wired them in series? They should be wired in parallel. Tell us how you wired them. If indeed they are in series, one light goes bad, none of them will not light.
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    Apr 29, 2018, 05:51 AM
    I didn't wire them they were already wired when the house was bought
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    Apr 29, 2018, 09:38 AM
    How do you know they are wired in series, that is very rare in house wiring. Checked voltage at the socket?
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    Apr 29, 2018, 11:16 AM
    Yeah they were wired in series,but not anymore now they wired the right way and working but the one I have to replace so thanks for the help.
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    Apr 30, 2018, 05:57 AM
    May have been wired correctly, in 1 light and out to next light may seem series, but actually wired Correctly(in parallel). Need to see if you have power out of switch, then see if you have power to first light, then second and so on. Use a Known Good Bulb, not just new bulb?
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    May 30, 2018, 08:02 AM
    Just to mention, If they were wired in Series, All Bulbs would have too work, if one bulb was broke or removed, others would not light.

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