Hi there. I know this is a tough one to answer without seeing it. But in my mobile home, I was going to change the light fixture above the kitchen table. When I took down the old light I noticed that there were quite a number of wires in the junction box
. There are 4 black 4 white and a ground wire. Now, because I'm not an electrician and thought I knew what I was doing I undid all the caps and tried to wire up the black wire of the light to the all the black wires and the white to all the white (and ground to metal). Of course, it didn't work and stupidly enough I didn't mark the wires before taking them apart. So, now my situation is this:
If I attach just the 'hot' black wire to the black wire of the light and a white wire to white from the light the light works, but only directly from the breaker box, and the light in the bedroom won't work. It somehow bypassed the switch
when I hook it up that way. So after trial and error we figured out that if 2 certain black wires stay attached and capped and 2 certain white wires stay attached and capped, all the other lights etc. work fine, but the light above the table still won't work. I'm fairly sure I have the white and black wire that's coming from the switch figured out, so they're marked and are currently not hooked up but I'm just not sure where to attach the wires from the new light, and the wires from the switch so everything works.
I realize this is almost impossible to figure out without having it there in front of you but would you have any idea what may be happening in this situation and give some kind of direction on which way to go with this? I know you're going to say 'call and electrician', which I plan on doing if there's no way to hook this back up myself, but I thought I would try and get some direction first. Any advice you can give would be great.