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Repairing a Light Fixture?

Repairing a Light Fixture - ceiling fixtureI took a light fixture down to clean it, when I returned it I tightened the center bolt until it tore through the positive wire and blew the breaker. I cut off the burnt wire, stripped it, and rewired it. Now it won't work! It will work with white wire to white but won't switch on-off, red hot won't work at all (that's the wire that was cut).

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December 9, 20190 found this helpful
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Did you use a wire splicer on the wire when you rewired it? Just putting the ends back together and taping over them will not work in a lot of cases. If this does not work then you need to check the wires with a voltmeter to make sure you are getting current to flow through them. If you are not then the light fixture should be replaced. Other than this you may need to pull down more wire and cut off a larger piece to fix this.

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December 9, 20190 found this helpful

The entire electric receptacle may have been shorted out. It may have to be replaced.

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December 10, 20190 found this helpful

Switch is fine

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