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Welcome. My name is ***** ***** would be glad to assist.
Please provide some more details of what work was performed?
You changed a light fixture out for a ceiling fan with light?
Any work with the sink light or switches?
Are the switches all in the same box?
The wires and colors posted are where? Ceiling box?
As much detail on what took place before the problem will help to evaluate the situation.
Let me know and we can continue,
There were 3 whites (1 which had a piece of red tape on it) and they were capped off together. 3 black wires capped off together and then 1 white wire hanging by itself with a piece of blue tape on it.
All of that is at the sink light box?
How is the sink light connected to the house wiring?
I need to know 2 things at the moment and they make talke care of the situation.
1. How is the light connected tot he house wiring in the box?
2. Look at the switch with the cover off and see what color wires are connected to the switch.
Let me know.
The first question was how the light fixture is connected to the house wiring, but that will not matter now, we have the info needed.
The blue tape is signifying that the white is a switched leg of power, so you will do this:
Take the black wire on your light fixture and connect to the White wire in the box WITH THE BLUE TAPE
Take the white wire on the fixture and add it to the bundle of 3 white wires in the box
If the fixture has a ground wire, you will connect it to any bare ground wires in the box.
That will get the light operating off the switch.
Let me know nay difficulties,
I dont have all the information here it appears.
Please state exactly what the problem is in the situation.
I was understanding we were dealing with one light fixture but you are posting about some others, so I am nit sure what the problem is now.,
Something is very strange with those wires, another white with red tape is not normal..
Do you have a 2 lead voltage tester?
We will need one to measure the power and find the correct wires to the switch
We will have to determine where all the wires go now, the light should have worked no problem based on the information, so something appears to have been changed from original.
Ok, you can bookmark the page for easy return, this will be still be here for us to continue.
When you stated you thought the white with red tape made it a red wire, does that mean that you put that wire with the other whites?
Look around, as there must be something else in the home that is not working with that white wire and blue tape unconnected also.
Ok, very good. Thanks