Installed new light fixture won't turn off at switch

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Old 06-09-09, 08:26 PM
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Installed new light fixture won't turn off at switch

Replaced light fixture. All wires are hooked up correctly. turn on the breaker box and it comes on. go to light switch and try to turn it off nothing happens. Bought a new light switch again nothing happened. Only controlled at breaker box. What do I need to check
 
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Old 06-10-09, 03:13 AM
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Did you change any splices at the fixture box besides the ones directly involved with the fixture? It sound like you spliced a constant hot into a switch loop.

Was there a white spliced with a black when you took the old fixture down?
 
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Old 06-10-09, 06:44 AM
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Light

A cable consists of a black, white, and ground wire encased in an outer sheath.

We need to establish whether the power cable for this light is routed to the switch box or is it routed into the ceiling box?

How many cables in the switch box?

How many cables in the ceiling box?
 
 

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