Sun 5 Dec, 2021 12:50 pm
Wiring new light fixture with direct power from the breaker as the feed in, a switch loop with multiple light fixtures and outlets linked (apparently), and the feed out. Finally got the fixture lit and working on the switch, but 2 other fixtures and one outlet on the switch loop stopped working after an hour or two. Other outlets and one ceiling ceiling fan on the switch loop are working fine. Is there something I'm clearly doing wrong, or is there something else I can try? This is an older house but the wiring is modern and no frequent tripping of breakers or anything.
It sounds like there are two loops running in parallel, likely with the ends wired together and one the ends has come undone. I would look at the places where you wired in, and check the wire nuts or screw connections.
No GFIs anywhere along the circuit?
Just took it down to check the connections. The neutrals were loose, but everything else was tight. I re-connected all of the connections just in case. Flipped the breaker back on and having the same issue still.
No outlets have the test/reset buttons, or otherwise appear to be gfci. Also, the one outlet that isn't functioning is in a bedroom. The two fans that aren't working are on two different floors and are in rooms that are not directly on top of each other. Everything else on the breaker is functioning as expected.
Update. Another fan on the same loop is now a 3 way switch? It wasn't before the new fixture installation. I turned it off, and the switches for the fixtures in the other rooms work. I don't know how to get them to all work at the same time, but the one that has to be off for the outlet and other switches to work isn't a fixture we need on very often.
Have you checked the transmuter to the power reduction facilitator?
Sorry. Had to ask.
I'm glad you did. Not to say I know what you are talking about.
You do, too, you sly dog. You're the one who told me about it, remember?
I guess I'm getting old for real. I certainly don't remember that.
I’m shocked about all this switching around.
I'm not even sure of what we are talking about.
Some of us are talking about hiring a licensed electrician.