Electrical Wiring in the Home/overhead lights don't work


In my kitchen, I have three sets of overhead lights.  Switches are in several locations through out the kitchen to turn them on and off.  However, one set of four lights, recently went out.  I've replaced the light bulb to make sure that all four did not go out simultaneously -- I know that would be rare, I've replaced the light switch and I've checked the circuit breakers.  Any idea what else it could be?

Thank you.


Since you have a new switch and lamps with a good breaker, that doesn't leave much to go wrong.
You neglected to mention whether you found 120 volts at the switch and luminaire (lifght fixture).
Sounds like all that is left, outside of a cut wire, is a failed splice or termination somewhere in the circuit.
It can be in the hot or neutral conductor.
I would look for a burned up wire nut. First place to check is at the box where the fixture is located, then work your way back thru boxes to the panel.

Electricity is fire on a leash.
Turn off electrical source before investigating.
Electricity kills.
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Robert Wilber


Licensed Philadelphia electrician serving Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia County in Pennsylvania. I install and repair residential, commercial and industrial wiring and lighting. Troubleshooting and repair of problems that stump other people is my favorite. I am willing to help people figure out why things don`t work. I understand motor controls, transformers and machine wiring. I do not teach basics to novices or do free design work.


Experience in the area I have 44 years experience in residential, commercial and industrial electrical construction and repair, 480 volts and below. This is not to be confused with one week repeated two thousand times.

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