bathroom fixture wiring issue


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Old 09-30-19, 05:11 PM
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bathroom fixture wiring issue

Pulled old light fixture in bathroom of a 1962 house and forgot to note the wires. The box has 3 white and 3 black wires. 2 of the blacks and 1 white are all capped together, leaving 1 black and 2 white uncapped. Guess it is a 'switch loop' to single wall switch?
Unsure how to attach the white and black from the fixture?
 
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Old 09-30-19, 06:36 PM
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Attach fixture black to single black.
Attach fixture white to two loose whites.
Leave third white connected to other two blacks. Replace tape with proper wire nut.
 
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Old 09-30-19, 08:23 PM
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Tried that and switch does not turn off the light.
 
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Old 09-30-19, 08:43 PM
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Then we need to see the wiring at the switch.
 
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Light is just standatd 2 bulb vanity light with a pair of white and pair of black . If I connect black to black fixture and white fixture to only 1 white, it works.Howevrr, the outlet in next room does not work.
 
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The two whites need to be connected with the fixture white. The second white is the neutral for the receptacle in the other room.
 
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new photos...thanks!

OK...The wall switch has white and black...both hot.
The bundled 2 black and 1 white....all hot
One single white---hot
One single white....neutral
one single black....to wall switch
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I can connect white from fixture to white neutral and black from fixture to single black and it works. (single hot white capped). The problem is the range hood in the next room does not turn on

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Add the single white to the bundle of whites. It probably came loose when you moved the wires around.
 
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Any other ideas for single white hot? Added to soldered bundle and hood in next room still dead
 
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In your last picture..... the white wire labeled as hot is hot because it needs to be connected to neutral...... not the black splice.

Connect that "hot white" wire to the neutral wire. The light's white wire will connect to the same place.


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Your description doesn't match the switchbox. I only see one white wire and one black wire there and both on the switch. That would be a switch loop.
 
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So switch loop. If I attach both whites to white lamp , it does not switch off at all.
 
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Connect the two loose whites and the fixture white and everything will work.
 
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Look at the picture. You have a splice that says "all hot". That should be two black wires and the white wire to the switch. It looks like the white wire is taped off.

The fixture white connects to the two white wires. That make three in a splice.
The fixture black connects to the black that says switch.
 
 

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