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replacing a light fixture on a shared switch and now the other light won't work.

replacing a light fixture on a shared switch and now the other light won't work.

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Old 12-30-12, 01:25 PM
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replacing a light fixture on a shared switch and now the other light won't work.

I replaced a foyer light which also had an additional hall light wired with it with a chandelier from another room. The chandelier works but now the other light does not turn on as it used to. The chandelier did not have black and white wires but looked like the kind of wires that are normally for lamps and not colored black and white. Would this be interfering with the lighting for the other light? Please help!!!
 
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Old 12-30-12, 01:47 PM
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You removed a light fixture and replaced it with a new one.
Lighting fixtures have at least two connecting wires. Some may have a bare ground also.
Those two connecting wires can be white and black or different colors.

It would seem that there would have been 2 black wires connected together and two white wires connected together in the box. Does that sound right ?
Your fixture connected would make that 3 black wires and 3 white wires.........or 3 wires in both connections.
Possibly with the original whites and blacks......one has become untwisted.
 
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The black and white wires very well attached (copper is twisted together like ropes). I swapped the fixture wiring to make sure that was not the issue. The sister light still does not turn on. The old fixture had black and white wires while the chandelier only has lamp-like wiring with no identifiable black or white. What could be the issue?
 
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Old 12-30-12, 02:13 PM
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The wiring colors of the fixture you replaced should have no bearing on the problem.
Are you sure the dead fixture just doesn't need a bulb ?
 
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OMG! I feel so stupid!!! It was the bulb. Four hours after starting this "simple" project and now I can finish!!! Thank you for your help!!!
 
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Old 12-30-12, 02:42 PM
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No problems.....it happens to the best of us
 
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Old 12-30-12, 04:29 PM
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One of the wires of your new fixture should have a raised rib running its length, That wire should go with the whites.
 
 

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