06:05PM | 09/12/13
I removed a ceiling fan/light and replaced it with a new light fixture. Unfortunately, I didn't note the wiring connections in the old fixture. The light won't turn on when the wall switch for it is moved to 'on'. The switch only controls this one fixture or, that is, it used to.

In the metal ceiling box: one cable - blk, wht, copper. I connect like colors to each other with good wire nuts and the copper wire from both cable and fixture to green screw.

In the metal switch box: one cable - blk, wht, copper. White wire at bottom of single pole switch is hot when measured to box. Blk wire at top of switch is not hot in 'off', becomes hot in 'on'. Copper wire is connect to green screw in box but NOT to switch.

I suspect some sort of non-standard circuitry here. It wouldn't be a surprise in this house.

Any thoughts?


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