My vacuum cleaner dims the lights when turned on?

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asked Aug 10, 2017 in Other-Home/Garden by Lilly21 (20,040 points)
I just got done vacuuming my living room and I noticed when I first turned the vacuum cleaner on my lights in my living room went dim?

They lights stayed dim until I turned off the vacuum cleaner and the lights have never dimmed before this time?

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answered Aug 10, 2017 by Mechanic21 (17,360 points)
Vacuum cleaners draw a lot of electricity so it's possible for them to dim the lights when you have other loads on the same circuit.

Have you tried plugging the vacuum cleaner into another electrical outlet? If it does the same dimming of the lights on a different circuit then it's likely a problem with your vacuum cleaner motor.

If it only dims the lights on that one circuit then you could have a loose neutral wire in your electrical outlet box or in your electrical panel.

If your lights are only dimming on your living room circuit then you should have an electrician check out your electrical connection to prevent a house fire.

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