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Fixtures and Light Switch Wiring

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Light Fixture and Switch Wiring Diagrams

Electrical Question: I came across an problem installing a light fixture. There are 3 wires coming in thru the ceiling. All the grounds are connected to each other, 2 of the 3 white wires are connected, on hot and one not. 3 black wires are connected together and one pink is stand alone. When connected to the fixture, the light switch does not shut off the light. How can I get the light switch to work with the light? Never seen so many wires just for one outlet.

This electrical question came from: Jim, from Milledgeville, Georgia

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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Jim
How Wiring Connects to Light Switches
Jim, the connection that was made did not include the loop that goes top the wall light switch. The two wires that lead to the light switch ans back must be identified and connected correctly for the fixture to operate. The wiring diagrams at the links provided will help you.

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