My living ceiling light doesn't work anymore?

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My living ceiling light doesn't work anymore?

My living ceiling light doesn't work anymore. How do I remove it? Do I buy a new light fixture and replace?

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Old 11-02-16, 04:56 PM
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First, it may be nothing more than a burned out light bulb. Second, I believe the metal rim ca n be popped out or the globe may twist and turn to drop down.

Replace bulb, test with the switch. If that does not fix it, let us know.
 
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Get your fingernail, screwdriver or any other flat object underneath the gold ring and pull down. There should be a pair of spring wires on either side that will let you pull the glass and trim ring down about 4". Then you'll see the light bulb inside. If you don't have enough to get the light bulb out you can squeeze both pair of spring wires together and remove the glass and trim ring altogether.
 
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[First, it may be nothing more than a burned out light bulb. Second, I believe the metal rim ca n be popped out or the globe may twist and turn to drop down. Replace bulb, test with the switch. If that does not fix it, let us know.
I turned the light on and it worked again. 30 minutes later, I tried to turn on the light but It didn't work again. 50 percent works and 50 doesn't work
 

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Open the switch and check the connections. Move back stabs to the screws redo any wire nuts. Test. If only two wires on the switch (not counting ground) bypass it. Disconnect the two wires from the switch, connect them together with a wire nut. Turn the breaker on. Does the light work? Try turning off and on a couple of times using the breaker. Leave on for a while. If all seems good replace the switch.

Note if more than two wires (plus ground) on the switch post back with a complete description and if possible a picture of both sides of the switch connected but pulled out of the box. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/li...rt-images.html
 
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Flat Ceiling Flush Mount Light 8.50 in the hall but it doesn't work anymore

My flat Ceiling Flush Mount Light 8.50 in the hall but it doesn't work anymore Can I buy the 9.25-in W Oil-Rubbed Bronze Ceiling Flush Mount Light. I show the pictures
 
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Any light fixture should work if your wiring is rated 90. Why not just fix what is there? Looks? Did you try the suggested testing at the switch. If the switch is bad changing the fixture won't help.
 
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I have merged your two related threads.
 
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How do I test the lamp on the ceiling?
 
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Have you isolated it to a switch or light problem? The easiest way to test the light is to put in a known, good light bulb and see if it works.
 
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It wa s determined that it was not the light bulb or the light socket at the very least. He had the bulb lighted. see post #4.

It seems to be a bad switch or circuit.
 

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It wa s determined that it was not the light bulb or the light socket at the very least. He had the bulb lighted. see post #4.

It seems to be a bad switch or circuit.
So changing the fixture accomplishes nothing. I get the feeling that Bob wants a quick easy fix but Bob, sometimes there isn't one.
 
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