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philbee

04:09AM | 03/06/05
Member Since: 03/05/05
1 lifetime posts
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i,m replacing a 30 yr. old light fixture in my entry way. there are two sets of wires,one from the switch,one set that takes care of the living room circut. the old light had both whites attached to the fixture and the blacks nuted toghether. i keep tripping the breaker when i connect them . i've tried white to white, and black to white . any suggestions ?

MrElectricOly

11:14AM | 03/06/05
Member Since: 05/11/03
62 lifetime posts
The way the fixture was connected originally was what we call a switch loop. The black wires are feeding power to the switch and the white from the switch is bringing the power back up to the light fixture (the white wire should be marked black with tape or painted black). The proper way to connect the fixture is to connect the white wire to the white from the source, and the black to the white (marked black) from the switch. Mr. Electric

Jim Simmons
WA State Master Electrician


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