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Chandelier won’t turn on

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Hi,  I have a chandelier that is controled by two wall switches, one of which is a dimmer.   One of the bulb sockets was intermittent.  When trying to find the problem, I shorted the chandelier  ( yeah, I know, dope slap already given).  Now it will not turn on.  I verified that there is power at both switches.  I also verified that when the power is on there is power at the wires in the chandelier ceiling box.   There is a plug in the chandelier wiring (photo). I pulled this plug apart and there was 120v at the box side of the plug. So the power is getting to the chandelier and gets interrupted somewhere from the lamp side of the plug on.   It is not that the bulbs are burned out, there is no power to any of the sockets.

Does anyone know if this plug in the wiring  is also a fuse.  If not, any ideas what else the problem could be?  

Thanks,

George

First, run an extension cord (post #215667, reply #1 of 3)

First, run an extension cord up there and see if you can power the light from a wall outlet.  (If so, then all you need is some duct tape!)

If not, take the unit down and take it apart.


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

The problem was that the (post #215667, reply #2 of 3)

The problem was that the short fried the dimmer.

That figures.  You were (post #215667, reply #3 of 3)

That figures.  You were seeing "ghost current" -- a slight current leakage that makes a wire look "hot" when you test it with a voltmeter or neon circuit tester.


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville