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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: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

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

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
White black and ground
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I know the hot wires
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

Is the hot black connected to a white wire?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
None of the wires are connected to each othet
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Have located where wires lead with a tone tester and voltmeter
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

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

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
have found hot wire from panel
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Also found switch wires
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.
Thanks i will try and see if it works. Csm i connect bsck if i have problems
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

See the attachment