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Mr Matt

Eustis, FL
·Embarq Now Centu..
reply to bbear2

Re: Light switch needs to be wiggled but...

Turn off power to circuit feeding switch. Pull the switch out of the handybox and check to see if the wires are inserted in the back stab holes. If they are check to see if the electrician put the wires in the wrong holes. I had one switch that behaved like your switch does and it turned out that the electrician inserted the wires in the holes that are used to release the back stabbed connections and there were no wires in the correct holes. Fortunately the switch controlled a 60 Watt ceiling light, if it was a high current device I could have had an electrical fire in the outlet box.