New light fixture will not turn off

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Old 09-28-14, 12:51 AM
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New light fixture will not turn off

Hello

I recently bought a new light fixture for the kitchen and after installation the fixture will not turn off.

The electrical box has a grounding wire, a white wire, a black wire and a red wire.

The fixture has a grounding wire, white wires and black wires

When taking down the old fixture I noticed that the black and red wires were connected so when putting up the new fixture I followed the same setup, however the light will not off once power is restored. When this happened I took it down and put the old one back up however now the old one will not turn off as well so Im completely stumped as to what has happened.

Any assistance would be much appreciated
 
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Old 09-28-14, 02:33 AM
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Welcome to the forums! What wiring do you have in the switch box? Most likely the red wire is capped off. Let us know.
 
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Old 09-28-14, 06:56 AM
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The electrical box has a grounding wire, a white wire, a black wire and a red wire.

Currently the black and red wires in the electrical box are connected to the black wire on the fixture
 
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Old 09-28-14, 07:16 AM
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First you need to answer Larry's question. What is the wiring at the switch? Also tell us all the cables in the switch box.
 
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my bad

The switch box has black, white and red wire. The black and white wires have a cap on them. The red wire is just connected to the switch
 
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Old 09-28-14, 07:51 AM
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The black and white wires have a cap on them. The red wire is just connected to the switch
If you are saying there is only one wire on the switch then something isn't connected correctly. If you don't have a two conductor cable (black and white) at either box there must be a third box.
 
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the black and red are both connected to the switch
 
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Old 09-28-14, 09:36 AM
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I noticed that the black and red wires were connected
That would be highly unlikely.

Try connecting your new light fixture to red and white. Cap off the black wire.
 
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Old 09-28-14, 01:19 PM
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wow that did it...must have not viewed it correctly when taking down the old fixture. I guess its pretty obvious I'm new at this. thanks a lot!
 
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Old 09-28-14, 01:20 PM
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Glad you got it fixed. We encourage a simple picture on your phone when you break down things so they can be put back together correctly
 
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