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Re: [Shop-talk] Pendant light repair

To: Ian McFetridge <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Pendant light repair
From: Jim Franklin <>
Date: Sun, 07 Jun 2015 15:00:47 -0700
Cc: Shop-Talk List <>
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Definitely a transformer, which I've tested via bulb to the output and 
declared it faulty. I'm assuming the tight wire nuts to the input mean a 
solid connection. For $12 its worth not un-knotting the birds nest in 
the electric box.

I guess I'll just cut the wires and not bother properly disassembling 
them, which bugs me, but so does screwing around with cheap crap not 
designed to be maintained.


On 6/7/2015 1:42 PM, Ian McFetridge wrote:
> I had something similar in our house.  I tested the feed and it was 
> live, so I rewired the feed to the wires coming off of the socket, 
> fixed it.  Caution that some pendants are 12v and will have a 
> transformer hidden somewhere...I'd meter test the feed to check.
> On Sunday, June 7, 2015, Jim Franklin < 
>     Pic:
>     Sorry for the blurriness, its not in the best position for picture
>     taking.
>     jim
>     On 6/7/2015 11:33 AM, Jim Franklin wrote:
>         Hi folks..I'm repairing a kitchen pendant light for a friend.
>         She's not here so I have no idea who makes it, but likely not
>         a big box store item.
>         Problem is the light won't light, and it's not the bulb. I
>         removed the canopy cover to inspect things, but I can't get
>         the wires to unclip from the pendant section so that I can
>         poke arund without the weight of the glass pulling on the
>         wires. How do these things come undone? The wire into the
>         ferrule that feeds the hanging line that goes to the pendant
>         seem to be spade connectors, yet I can't pull them off, even
>         with pliers.
>         I'll have pics as soon as bloody windows decides to allow file
>         transfers.
>         thanks
>         jim
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