Hi! I'm a new homeowner and new to this site and am seeking some help with a new bathroom light fixture that I can't get connected properly.
I am remodeling my bathroom and thought it would be a piece of cake to just disconnect the old (and ugly!) wall light fixture and connect the new one. I made the very stupid mistake of not paying attention to how all the wirres were connected when I removed the old fixture, figuring that the instructions included with the new one would be sufficient.
According to the directions it was simple; connect black to black and white to white and the ground wires to the green screw and that should be it, right? Well there's another wire coming out of the junction box, and it's red. I thought this was the wire for the wall switch and should be connected with the black wires, but when I got everything connected, the switch wouldn't work. So I can hook everything up, and the light works, but I can't turn it off.
I figure that either A) I connected the red wire to the wrong place or B) the red wire is connected properly but I somehow broke the switch.
Actually, I'm not even sure that the red wire is for the switch. Most of my research hasn't mentioned anything about a red wire, which could be because my house is older (built in 1927) and not everything is as modern as it should be.
If anyone can point me in the right direction, it would be greatly appreciated.
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