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Old 05-17-2011, 03:23 PM  
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I have a light in my basement laundry room that has taken to flickering, I noticed it at first start going dim and now it just flickers when I turn the light on. So I dont use it now as there is light from the window and other side of the laundry room. But I do want to fix it. would anybody have any ideas on what it could be and how I would go about fixing it? maybe a tutorial of some sort seeing that Im not all that electrical savy, but dont mind giving this a go.

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PS- I can take a pic of the fixture if that will help


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forgot to mention the bulb makes a buzzing noise.


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What type of fixture is this, a pic might be helpfull.
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Its a bulb attached to a junction box
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Try a new bulb.
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I tried that and still no luck, I did find something odd though. If I loosen the bulb out a bit it stops but starts again after a few days???
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Bad connecton of the wires to the socket or maybe the socket itself is damaged. Inspect socket and connections.
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cheers Joe, thats what I was thinking. Maybe pulling on the chain to turn the lights off and on over the years has caused the wire to become loose??
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Just change the entire fixture. If it is strictly a pull-chain fixture, you'll have a constant hot in there. You'll have to find the appropriate breaker and turn off power. Just go to the hardware store and get one of them head-mounted lights or have a friend hold a flashlight. If your basement is unfinished, and you can trace the fixture's wire to near the door, you may want to consider adding a switch.
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thanks sailor86

what exactly is a constant hot? Im assuming you mean hot as in the wire


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