Ceiling light fail

Old 03-30-17, 07:04 PM
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Ceiling light fail

hello when the house was built there was supposed to be a celing fan but i requested for there to not be one so they covered the wires with a meatal plate. though today i decided to put a light there. when i removed the cover there were 1 black wire 1 red wire 1 white wire and 1 copper ground i turned off the main breaker and connected the house black to light black house white to light white and house ground to fan ground. this did not work so i connected the house red to light which also didnt work so then i put both the house black and red to the fan black which didnt work . i dont know what to do at this point as i made sure all the switches in the walls had wires coming out though i am not sure as to where they go what do you guys think i should do
Old 03-30-17, 08:06 PM
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there were 1 black wire 1 red wire 1 white wire and 1 copper ground
So you know power comes in at the switch. So you need to open the switch box and find the 3-conductor cable from the ceiling and see if it is connected and if so how?

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