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changing ceiling fan to ceiling light; light stay on/ switch will not work

changing ceiling fan to ceiling light; light stay on/ switch will not work

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Old 04-21-12, 07:13 PM
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changing ceiling fan to ceiling light; light stay on/ switch will not work

Hi,

I am replacing the ceiling fan with just a ceiling light. The ceiling light has 3 wires, black, white and green (I assume it's the ground wire). When I wire everything together, the light switch would not turn off the light. The switch has 5 wires: 2 blacks (one from the light and one from the power source), 2 white (one from the light and one from the power source) and one red wire that comes from the light. When I first removed the switch, the two white wires were connected, but not to the switch. The two blacks were joined, then attached to the switch. And, the red wire was attached to the switch directly. How do I wire the switch to make it work? Many thanks for your help!
 
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Old 04-21-12, 08:06 PM
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the two white wires were connected, but not to the switch.
That was correct assuming the power comes in at the switch which it does based on your description.
The blacks go to the switch. The red is capped, not connected.

At the light the black and white go to the light. The red is capped, not used.
 
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Old 04-22-12, 09:43 AM
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The ceiling red is controlled by the switch. The black is a constant hot.
 
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