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Old 07-15-2015, 12:33 PM   #1
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Highwall 276 electrical question

Hello all! I have an electrical issue that I am hoping you can help me with. Periodically the light above the stove and the vent will not work when everything works just fine. After some fishing around I have found what I assume is a loose wire or harness in what seems to be a group of wires in a certain area. I have always been able to jiggle the group of wires (I havenít been able to get a good look at these but it feels like a group of 3 or 4 in one "harness") and thus get it to work. Any ideas of a simple way for me to fix this and clues that could help a guy that isnít very handy? Any insight would be great. Thank you in advance...
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Old 07-16-2015, 05:25 PM   #2
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I think your on the right track. Electrical gremlins can be a pain.

You just need to make sure all the connections are good. That means getting to the ends of the wires and seeing what you got. You first need to remove the light and check the wires. Then you need to find where the wires exit the roof and make the way to the box. Then trace the wires to where they go to ensure a good connection.

It is also a good idea to inspect all wires that you can see along he entire length. A frayed wire will cause problems.

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Old 07-16-2015, 11:23 PM   #3
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I had a ceiling led that would intermittently go on and off. After opening it, one of the wires broke off a soldered connection. The wires inside were very taut from twisting the wiring harness to make the fixture fit snugly against the roof.

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Old 07-18-2015, 10:38 AM   #4
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Hey guys thanks for the insight! I'm going to pop it open today and try and get more answers. I have indeed though found the culprit. I'm just not certain how to fix it. The harness that has the wires for the light are opposite sides in a harness of 3-4 wires. It's the repair I have to do that makes me tense.
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Old 07-18-2015, 10:48 AM   #5
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If the wires run through an electrical box, check to be sure they are not pinched in the wiring holder going into the box. I had that issue, breaker kept popping. Direct short
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