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Hi Mark. It appears Kevin is unavailable at this time. I should be able to assist you with getting the light working. Is that okay with you?
Are you able to post a photo of the ceiling box, with all wires shown?
Thank you for posting the photo. It's a bit difficult to tell by looking, so I have a clarification question for you... are there 3 whites, 3 blacks, and 1 red?
No problem. With those quantities of those colors, you would normally connect all box blacks to each other only. Connect all box whites to each other, and to the white from the fixture. Connect black from the fixture to the red from the box. Have you already tried that setup?
OK. If one of the whites is hot, then you would tie it to one of two wires that run between the ceiling box and the wall switch. If you haven't already identified those two wires, we should try to do that. Do you have a multi meter?
Yes, that's very helpful. Please set the dial 2 clicks to the right of the OFF position. That should be AC volts, in the 200 volt range.
If the circuit breaker is on, you should be able to find a combination of 2 wire that will cause the meter to show a reading of about 120 volts. Simply touch one probe to one wire, and then at the same time touch the other probe to each of the other wires, one at a time. Since you have bare ground wires in the box, you can just keep one probe on those at all times. If they aren't all spliced to each other, I would do that first. While one probe is on a bare wire, touch the other probe to each of the other wires, one at a time.
Yes, exactly. Sorry for being so wordy. You summed it up in a much less confusing manner than how I stated it.
Sure. You can post here any time. I work full time away from this site, so I'll check for your reply when I get home from work.
Thank you for the update. Did you take your reading with the wall switch ON, or OFF? Is there only one wall switch for this fixture (meaning it's a single pole switch setup, rather than a 3 way setup). Can you open the switch box and post a photo of the wires inside, pulled out for easier viewing? If so, please don't disconnect anything, just pull them out to make it clear how many wires there are, and their colors.