10:53AM | 12/31/06
Member Since: 12/30/06
7 lifetime posts

Just installed a new ceiling fan in one room and a ceiling light in another room. Both lights basically stay on when I turn the breaker back on. The wall switch does nothing.

So I opened up the wall switch and this is what I have:

-a single pole switch

-1x red wire

-1x black wire

-3x white wires twisted up and not used.

Now before I touched anything the red and black wires were the only ones connected to the switch. The 3 twisted up white wires were not used.

What do I need to do to enable switching the light on and off from the switch.



10:54AM | 12/31/06
Member Since: 12/30/06
7 lifetime posts


10:54AM | 12/31/06
Member Since: 12/30/06
7 lifetime posts


01:40PM | 01/08/07
Member Since: 09/17/02
527 lifetime posts
At the light connect the fixture to the white and red wires.

Put the switch back on the red and black wires.


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