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meshell06 10-19-2008 05:41 PM

Ceiling fixture red wire?????
 
:eek:

I took down a big light in my daughters room. One you would see in a kitchen. When I was taking it down I did not pay attention to where the red wire was attached to the previsous fixture.

On the new fixture (small, one bulb fixture) I put the black to black, white to white and the red wire is being a booger. I put the red with the white wires and the fixture would turn on, but if I turned the light switch off, the light would not turn back on and my breaker would go off.

If I put the red wire with the black wires the light would work but the light switch would not turn the light off.

If I don't put the red wire with anything, the light switch will not turn the light off.

Help!!!! Anyone know what I should do? Don't want to burn my house down.

Thanks!!

Michelle

HouseHelper 10-19-2008 05:55 PM

Try the red wire to the black of the fixture, the white to white, and cap off the black. What you have would be typical of wiring for a ceiling fan with the fan controlled by the pull chain and the light by the switch.

rgsgww 10-19-2008 06:19 PM

Put a wire nut on the black wire, wire black to red, white to white, ground to green or bare and you should be good.:thumbsup:

meshell06 10-19-2008 06:59 PM

Thank you. That is exactly what I needed to do.

Thank you so much for your help.

:thumbup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by HouseHelper (Post 174089)
Try the red wire to the black of the fixture, the white to white, and cap off the black. What you have would be typical of wiring for a ceiling fan with the fan controlled by the pull chain and the light by the switch.


dSilanskas 10-19-2008 10:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by meshell06 (Post 174081)
:eek:

I took down a big light in my daughters room. One you would see in a kitchen. When I was taking it down I did not pay attention to where the red wire was attached to the previsous fixture.

On the new fixture (small, one bulb fixture) I put the black to black, white to white and the red wire is being a booger. I put the red with the white wires and the fixture would turn on, but if I turned the light switch off, the light would not turn back on and my breaker would go off.

If I put the red wire with the black wires the light would work but the light switch would not turn the light off.

If I don't put the red wire with anything, the light switch will not turn the light off.

Help!!!! Anyone know what I should do? Don't want to burn my house down.

Thanks!!

Michelle


Reason why they did that is because they gave you the option to install a ceiling fan in the room.


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