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    Pull Cord Switch With Neon

    Electricians

    Why does the pull cord in the bathroom not switch the light on? Normally it would click and the light will be on, now it still clicks but the light won't be on. other lights come on in the house. Do i need to replace the switch?

    Asked by Yuanjun on 8th Jul 2022
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    Electrical FX Ltd

    "It could be a number of things, switch line from pull cord to light could have come loose or the pull cord has failed completely and replacing it will resolve both of these defects but then could simply be defective lamp or light fitting. These are the basic and obvious defects which an electrician could identify and repair very easily but depending on the condition of the wiring to the house the fault could be lurking much deeper with older installations junction boxes were frequently used in the loft space and May have developed a fault .
    Sure it’s just a light or pull cord replacement."

    Answered on 8th Jul 2022 - Member since Mar 2017 - report
    ADS Electrical & Plumbing Contractors LTD

    "Yes. The internal components of the pull cord have become faulty."

    Answered on 12th Jul 2022 - Member since Apr 2022 - report
    Chris wynter S.I.T.E.

    "The neon light has probably stopped working because the contact of the neon has come loose.
    Get someone to have a look as anything loose with current going through it can be deemed as dangerous!"

    Answered on 8th Jul 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
    D C SERVICES

    "Call an electrician.
    As it could be a number of things."

    Answered on 8th Jul 2022 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Bodmas limited

    "The switch has stop working because it has come to the end of its life due to a short circuit or something else.
    You need to replace it asap"

    Answered on 11th Jul 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report
    JSF Electrical Services Ltd

    "Literally what the other guy said can’t say anymore he nailed every possible issue."

    Answered on 8th Jul 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
    c thomas electrical

    "yes, i would begin by replacing the switch, if the neon light is on then it could be that the switch wire out to the light has become loose either in the first fitting or the switch itself. Please make sure you turn the circuit, or indeed all of the power off before you attempt this for the sake of your safety, and make sure you note which cables go where if they are not clearly marked"

    Answered on 8th Jul 2022 - Member since May 2020 - report
    B M HEATING SERVICES

    "Could just be a fused bulb’ thAts the first step if no joy theN move on to checking the switch for correct voltages…"

    Answered on 12th Jul 2022 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
    K.Barrie Electrical

    "If you can guarantee it is not the lamp. Then midst likely."

    Answered on 11th Jul 2022 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    James

    "It could be the light fitting or bulb, It could be a loose connection in the switch or fitting.
    Also light switch pull cords tend not to have a neon indicator, as this is normally used to indicate that something is live, or switched on ie a shower or bathroom fan"

    Answered on 9th Jul 2022 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
    Self Employed

    "Gently tap the pull chord enclosure sounds like the switch is sticking"

    Answered on 12th Jul 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
    Infigo Electrical Ltd

    "To answer your question it can be due to a few reasons::

    1. Faulty light bulb(s)
    2. Faulty lighting circuit
    3. Switch
    4. Supply from the consumer unit.

    I would strongly recommend to hire an professional qualified electrician to restore the working order of your lights.

    Kind regards."

    Answered on 12th Jul 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
    Bombardier Electrical

    "Common fault with pull cord light switches and yes you will need to replace the switch."

    Answered on 12th Jul 2022 - Member since Oct 2019 - report

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