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Old 08-17-2017, 08:46 AM  
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From what I gather, it could be the transformer. It could also be one of the lights is beginning to fail. It could also be a loose connection or damaged wire. I would disconnect the suspect cable from the transformer and turn it back on. Assuming there's multiple cables on that transformer, if the smell goes away, you narrowed it down to something downstream. If it still smells, it's the transformer.


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From what I gather, it could be the transformer. It could also be one of the lights is beginning to fail. It could also be a loose connection or damaged wire. I would disconnect the suspect cable from the transformer and turn it back on. Assuming there's multiple cables on that transformer, if the smell goes away, you narrowed it down to something downstream. If it still smells, it's the transformer.
If this doesn’t work try post number 5 again.


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I strongly suggest what "bud16415" states in the above post #12

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Sorry Bud I missed your post. You summed it up nicely haha.
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Sorry Bud I missed your post. You summed it up nicely haha.
Clearly a great case of great minds working alike.
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Clearly a great case of great minds working alike.
Why is everyone surprised that you said something worth reading.
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Bud, I don't know. This seems to have happened to you in the "recent" past also. This POST #18.

Maybe you should add more "smilies" to your posts so that they stand out more

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Bud, I don't know. This seems to have happened to you in the "recent" past also. This POST #18. Maybe you should add more "smilies" to your posts so that they stand out more

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...Max out the smiles captain, I;m given her all I got.
Yup, maxed out on "smilies" happened to me too.

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I believe the correct phrase is

Scotty to Captain Kirk: "I'm Givin' Her All She's Got, Captain!"

Sorry, I guess I am going off topic here . Sorry moderators , please be "gentle" on me.
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Ok so I went to Home Depot and bought a 300W transformer. Replaced the existing transformer. When I turned it on The cable from the transformer to the first light immediately got very warm. The first and second light turned on. As did the third. After about 5 seconds the third light flickered and shut down. I replaced the new transformer with the old and got the exact same behavior. So I assume I eliminated the transformer as the culprit.

So now I should disconnect each light and then reconnect one by one? Agree?


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