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pais 07-12-2012 10:02 AM

electrical connection
 
I replaced an old ceiling fixture and now the lights wont turn off . There is a red wire two white wires and two black wires from the ceiling. And the fixture itself ,has a grounding wire and two wires one to be connected to the white of the ceiling and the other to be connected to the black of the ceiling i don't know what's wrong could you be of help? I also wanted to add that it is a two way light switch operation.

TarheelTerp 07-12-2012 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by pais (Post 963926)
I replaced an old ceiling fixture and now the lights wont turn off.

you have probably connected the light to the always hot feed (black) wire
rather than to the on/off switch leg wire

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I also wanted to add that it is a two way light switch operation.
How many (additional) wires did you disconnect in addition to just the black and white wires that used to feed the old light fixture?

pais 07-12-2012 10:25 AM

I'm sorry did not get your explanation of the wiring . First of from the old fixture wiring were two wires and there was a grounding screw, the ceiling itself has two thick black wires entwined and two white wires entwined and one red thick wire all by itself and my new fixture has the regular wire splitting in two(black,on one is the writing which goes to the white wires supposedly)and one ground wire if you could tell me which wire needs to be connected to what I would be grateful

J. V. 07-12-2012 11:20 AM

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Originally Posted by pais (Post 963926)
I replaced an old ceiling fixture and now the lights wont turn off . There is a red wire two white wires and two black wires from the ceiling. And the fixture itself ,has a grounding wire and two wires one to be connected to the white of the ceiling and the other to be connected to the black of the ceiling i don't know what's wrong could you be of help? I also wanted to add that it is a two way light switch operation.

Once again we do not mark the wires and make a small drawing as to how they go back together. Once again. :whistling2:
One service call and I bet this does not happen again.

CopperClad 07-12-2012 11:36 AM

Well... How many light bulbs did the old fixture have? How many light bulbs does the new one have? Did the bulbs come supplied with the new light fixture or did you have to purchase separate? What is the max bulb rating for your new fixture?

gregzoll 07-12-2012 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by CopperClad (Post 964003)
Well... How many light bulbs did the old fixture have? How many light bulbs does the new one have? Did the bulbs come supplied with the new light fixture or did you have to purchase separate? What is the max bulb rating for your new fixture?

What does that have to do with the fact, that the OP undid all of the connections, when all they needed to do, was only undo two. My guess is that most likely it will be the Red & White. If not, try Black & white.

This is what happens, when you do not place tags on the wires, or make a drawing before unhooking. Or even worst, thinking that it was hooked up incorrect before you touched it, even though it was working properly, and decided to redo the work that was already correct.

CopperClad 07-12-2012 01:12 PM

My post had absolutely nothing to do with the OP's problem. If they would have supplied the answers to my questions , it would have given me a nice :laughing:


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