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#125454 - 04/13/05 02:40 PM Flickering Lights
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Registered: 04/13/05
Posts: 1
Loc: Kansas City, MO USA

We had our kitchen remodeled about 6 months ago, overall we are very happy with the results.

However, we are getting the lights flickering occasionally. The electrician has been back and checked his connections, and says everything is fine. We called the electrial company and they came and checked their connections, still, the light flicker.

What could be causing this? We have no electrical wiring in the house, and 1 dimmer switch in the kitchen that is not overloaded.

I cannot link it to wind, temperature, humindiy, etc. I can get it to happen when we turn on the food waste disposer. It is happening on the entire first floor.

Any suggestions?

Thanks for your help.


#125455 - 04/13/05 02:53 PM Re: Flickering Lights
Dnkldorf Offline

Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 1091
Loc: nowhere usa
I don't think this site is intended for homeowners.

#125456 - 04/13/05 02:59 PM Re: Flickering Lights
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Registered: 04/30/04
Posts: 854
Loc: Levittown, PA
If it happens when you turn on the food waste disposer, your "electrician" probably wired it to a circuit that is at maximum capacity, and the garbage disposer overloads it. Not intended for HO's, I'd better sign off then...

[This message has been edited by Theelectrikid (edited 04-13-2005).]
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