05:53PM | 06/29/13
I have a ceiling light that works fine with the switch and dimmer. I took it down and went to put up the new one and realized there were 2 whites (hooked together) two blacks and one red wire coming from the ceiling. I notice that one of the black wires is always hot when the breaker is on even when the switch is off. I have tried multiple ways to hook up the red adn two black wires to the one black wire of the light fixture. I have the two whites from ceiling and white from light fixture hooked together. If I hook up all 3 blacks light works but switch will not turn it off. What am I doing wrong?


06:26PM | 06/29/13
Thanks for the advice, I tried this and it does not turn on. I can get it to turn on when I have the hot black (one that is always hot even when switch is off) to black on fixture but then it will not turn off with switch. Any other ideas?
I wish I would have paid attention to how it was wired to the one I took down but I have never replaced one that had extra wires like this from the ceiling.


06:36PM | 06/29/13
all three black wires connected (two from celiing and one from fixture) and the 3 white wires connected turn on the light but the switch will not work. I just capped the red one. I have tried putting the red with the white and the black to see if that gets the switch to work.


11:29AM | 06/30/13
There is one switch it has a red green and black. There is one more red but it is not connected to anything and has a tag that says "this wire is only used in 3 way installations".


04:36PM | 06/30/13
The switch is connected to one green, one black and one red that doesn't go anywhere.


06:15PM | 07/04/13
This option the red to the black on fixture, two blacks from ceiling together and 3 whites together, doesn't work at all. The light will not come on.



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