Ceiling light fixture, broken connections


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Old 03-23-15, 07:44 PM
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Ceiling light fixture, broken connections

Hi, first post here.

My wife and in-laws recently painted the kitchen ceiling, and while painting left this light fixture hanging by the wires. Obviously at least one connection got broken, but they didn't notice which, and there are 3 bare wires. I can't tell how to reconnect it.

Here are pictures:

http://imgur.com/geHvwiE,H8mrY8E

There are two white wires and one black wire disconnected. Since it's a little hard to see, I drew some arrows on the picture.

Any idea what I need to reconnect to get the light working again?

Thanks a lot in advance for any help.

Edit: I'm in Kitchener, Ontario (Canada)
 

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Old 03-23-15, 07:52 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

I don't recognize that plug but the white and black wires (your top two arrows) are not used. Look into the box..... you should see several white wires in a wirenut (marette). That is where the light fixture white wire gets connected.
 
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Old 03-23-15, 08:35 PM
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Hi PJMax,

Thanks for your help, I got it working.

The group of yellowish wires in the picture is actually a group of white ones, just yellowed with age. I attached the fixture white wire in there and it worked.
 
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Old 03-23-15, 10:06 PM
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Great job..... thanks for letting us know how you made out.
 
 

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