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I have three sets of wire coming into ceiling light fixture

Customer Question

I have three sets of wire coming into ceiling light fixture how do i replace with new pne. Did no rember how it was before removing old fixture
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: First time
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Have distinguished where wires go
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 3 months ago.

Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be assisting you. Please tell me the wire colors.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
White black and ground
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I know the hot wires
Expert:  Mike G. replied 3 months ago.

Is the hot black connected to a white wire?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
None of the wires are connected to each othet
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Have located where wires lead with a tone tester and voltmeter
Expert:  Mike G. replied 3 months ago.

Do you have a 2 wire voltage tester? You need to identify which wire's go to the switch.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
have found hot wire from panel
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Also found switch wires
Expert:  Mike G. replied 3 months ago.

OK, connect all the blacks together then test each white to ground while flipping the switch. The one that shows hot then not is the switch white. You then disconnect that wife's paired black and connect that white to the hot black and the other black. The remaining whites connect together with the fixture white and the single black connects to the fixture black. That white wire connected to the blacks should be marked with black tape or marker to identify it goes to a switch as a hot.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Thanks i will try and see if it works. Csm i connect bsck if i have problems
Expert:  Mike G. replied 3 months ago.

See the attachment

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