Light switch only works in the middle

dishdude

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It's probably arcing and ready to start a fire in the middle position...I am dead serious. If this is a house switch, why is it in the maintenance forum?
 
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Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
Does that mean it's worn out or did somebody not wire it right?
Worn out. Almost impossible to miswire a single pole switch. Replace ASAP.
 
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Originally Posted By: dishdude
It's probably arcing and ready to start a fire in the middle position...I am dead serious. If this is a house switch, why is it in the maintenance forum?
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Originally Posted By: KJSmith
Less than $5.00, less than 10 minutes. Replace it. What part of Houston?
A single pole switch can be had for less than $1 at pretty much any store. Just replace it.
 
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Originally Posted By: dishdude
It's probably arcing and ready to start a fire in the middle position...I am dead serious. If this is a house switch, why is it in the maintenance forum?
There should be a home repair forum for these questions.
 
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If it's one that is frequently used or carries a large electrical load don't use the $0.59 ones.
 
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Originally Posted By: Danno
Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
Does that mean it's worn out or did somebody not wire it right?
Worn out. Almost impossible to miswire a single pole switch. Replace ASAP.
you have not met me lol
 
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Originally Posted By: Lubener
Originally Posted By: dishdude
It's probably arcing and ready to start a fire in the middle position...I am dead serious. If this is a house switch, why is it in the maintenance forum?
There should be a home repair forum for these questions.
This should be moved to the General and Off Topic Forum.
 
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