Asked on Oct 19, 2017

How do I stop light switches from being humidity sensitive?



Two switches in my house do not turn lights when humidity is high - Florida humidity is high.

5 answers
  • Johnavallance82
    on Oct 19, 2017

    Could you use a Sealant around the switch to stop the humidity getting to the wires?
  • Ken
    on Oct 19, 2017

    Unless the humidity level is such that everything is sweating and you don't dare touch near a switch without fear of electrocution this should not be happening.

    Replace the switches.
  • Rum29896645
    on Oct 19, 2017

    I had same problem. You must remove plastic frame and thoroughly clean the plate of salty fingerprints. You might want to shut off all power to the switch first. Dry and reassemble and it will behave for a year.
  • Mad29883817
    on Oct 19, 2017

    Should have a fan running at all times so humidity doesn’t build up
      on Oct 19, 2017

      A fan is not going to remove humidity, need a dehumidifier if you want that approach.
    on Oct 19, 2017

    The most interesting problem I've read about in a long time. Good Luck with finding a solution.
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