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    Question Light won't go out

    I have 2 lights on exterior posts, with the switch being inside the house. Mysteriously, a couple of nights ago the lights went on and cannot be turned off, We changed the switch, but that didn't help. The only way to turn off the light is by turning off the breaker. Any ideas about the problem?

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    Default Re: Light won't go out

    Quote Originally Posted by arizonaho View Post
    I have 2 lights on exterior posts, with the switch being inside the house. Mysteriously, a couple of nights ago the lights went on and cannot be turned off, We changed the switch, but that didn't help. The only way to turn off the light is by turning off the breaker. Any ideas about the problem?
    What else is on this circuit? Is it on a three-way switch? What other devices are in the junction box containing the switch you replaced? You would seem to have a hot leg bypassing the switch (possibly a short in the box).
    -Cameron Lashley

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