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Light Goes On When Breaker is turned off

15 years ago

This is my first time on the forum. Something just happened that worries me and I'm hoping to find some advice.

I tripped a breaker accidentally while doing some outside electircal work. On the circuit are some basement lights as well as outdoor lights. I went to the basement and found the breaker and flipped it back on. A light in the basement went out! I flipped the breaker to on...and the light went off!

With the breaker on, I went to the switch for the light and turned the switch on. Leaving the light switch on, I went back and turned the breaker off. The light went off as it should.

So this is strange. With the light switch "off," flipping the circuit breaker to "off" turns the light on. With the light switch "on" the circuit breaker works as it should.

Anybody out there have any idea what's going on?


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