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Kitchen light above the sink, mounted to under side of the cabinet. does not seem to have power. the fuse #19 is not blown the overhead 4 bulb lamp is working, however the brown wire is getting hot at the fuse panel. I replaced the switch to the 4 bulb overhead light as the wires show signs of heat and it is an old switch, no change. Trying to determine if the lamp assembly may be the problem. The lamp has a red and a white wire going to it,  the switch on the lamp is wired with the red. Not sure that it is the cause of the hot brown wire though. Fuse 19 and the brown wire are identified to be for that location. any suggestions are appreciated . Also have a problem trying to identify the lamp assy.

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It looks like the brown wire insulation is melted?  And connector slightly discolored?  A loose connection will also get hot, so make sure the brown wire has a firm connection to the board and a good crimp on the wire.  Just some things to check . . . .

Can't help with the light, but a voltmeter (or trouble light) is your friend.

Good luck,

- bob

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Thank you!  Yes it actually tends to get hot at that connector. Trying to determine where to get a repair part for that connector  . It is 1 pin inside the 4 pin plug.

Also looking into a circuit board (not available) and a replacement for the light (not available). They are apparently out of production. Maybe another assy is available to replace the lamp. It seems the lamp has just stopped working. The other lights on the brown wire feed still work.

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3 minutes ago, brokenarrow1244 said:

Thank you!  Yes it actually tends to get hot at that connector. Trying to determine where to get a repair part for that connector  . It is 1 pin inside the 4 pin plug.

You'll need to find someone that can actually fix it.  Whoever it is needs to be handy, very handy, with electrical work.  Those pins come out pretty easily with the right tool (Molex extractor). Maybe a mobile RV repair guy that can eject that pin and solder or re-crimp the connector . . . or it could be the pins aren't making good contact with one another . . . . or it could be a bad solder joint on the board . . . . or it could be maybe a . . . . I guess you get the point.  Hence the "handy" part.

An RV dealer's shop could do it but you'll pay in downtime and cost.

- bob

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