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Old 11-05-2008, 10:16 AM   #1
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Okay so we took down a ceiling fan in the dining room and I'm trying to hang a chandelier in it's place. The chandelier is from Czech (we have one in another room). From the ceiling I have two black wires (together) two white wires (together) and a single red wire and the copper ground. On the chandelier it's just the lamp cord with a blue wire and a brown wire. I attached the wires and the chandelier works but it won't turn off. Any suggestions??

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You need to replace the bulb sockets and cord, this chandelier is a hazard to run in the usa.

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Disconnect your fixture from those black wires. Reattach to the red wire. You don't connect anything to the black wires.
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Disconnect your fixture from those black wires. Reattach to the red wire. You don't connect anything to the black wires.

It will work but what about the safety hazard? He or she has no way of determining the neutral. The threads on the socket could be hot!
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Sorry, the blue wire is your neutral, the brown is hot.

So, Blue connects to the white wires
Brown connects to the red.

You can verify the color coding here.

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