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Old 04-24-2010, 8:56 PM   #1
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Fuge light problem

So I have had 150 watt incandescent bulb lighting my fuge temporiary till I could get a lower watt bulb. Well I did that today for a 60 watt bulb well now it is tripping the breaker when I plug it in. To me it seems weird that a lower wattage would cause that and a higher would not??

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Old 04-24-2010, 9:30 PM   #2
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make sure the wire isnt in contact with water in any way, or any exposed wires. Start there.

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Old 04-24-2010, 9:42 PM   #3
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Already did nothings exposed that I see and the bulb is intact.

Also this is a home depot kind with the metal reflector.

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Old 04-24-2010, 9:45 PM   #4
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do you know the amps it is pulling?

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No idea? But if I remember my physics watts =volts x amps. So amps=watts/volts if it's wattage is lower and the volts are the same then that means the amps are lower right??

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I would suspect a faulty bulb. Does it trip the breaker as soon as it turns on?

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Old 04-24-2010, 10:23 PM   #7
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I would suspect a faulty bulb. Does it trip the breaker as soon as it turns on?
There is no switch on the light but yes as soon as I plug it in the breaker pops. I'll try a new bulb in the am.

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Old 04-24-2010, 10:24 PM   #8
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There is no switch on the light but yes as soon as I plug it in the breaker pops. I'll try a new bulb in the am.
Yep, I would suspect the bulb

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Ok thanks John I'll let you know what's happens.

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