I have installed a fluorescent light in my kitchen where a ceiling fan was once connected. The wires out of the box are 1 red, 2 white and 2 black (plus ground). There is a white and black on the fluorescent fixture so I connected white to white and black to black and capped the red (and grounded the fixture). The light switch will not turn on the light. On top of that there are 4 other switches that will not work. The switch for the kitchen light has a red and black attached to it and the white wires are together with a wire nut. I checked the breaker and it wasn't popped but I tripped it and the reset it just in case. Still no power to the switches. The voltage at the breakers are 240 VAC. When I turn off half the breaker there is 120 VAC. Then when I turn that side off and turn the other side on the voltage reads around 89 VAC. The same occurs on another breaker. All of the other breakers read 120 VAC on both sides or 240 VAC together as they should. I have swapped breakers but get the same results so I'm guessing it's a problem somewhere between the panel and the house.
I'm not certain what the problem could be. I have training from the Navy in electronics and the electrical that runs the gear but it's been a while...I know that the 89 VAC means something but can't recall what it means. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
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