Have gone through other threads to troubleshoot to no avail.
WORK DONE / SCENARIO - Relocated ceiling box to hang new chandelier. - Used existing wires that were long enough for move. - Brand new electrical switch. - 2 black / 2white in switch box, 1 white / 1 black in light box.
PROBLEM - Accidentally connected hot wire to neutral wire at chandelier. Unfortunately the clear speaker wire type wiring threw me off. - When I flipped the dimmer switch for first time, it sparked. - Replaced dimmer with simple toggle, one-way switch. - I now hear a slight hum at switch while light turns on for split second and it shuts off due to tripped breaker.
TROUBLESHOOTING DONE - Tested with and without lights. Circuit trips on both. - Turned off other lights on circuit. Circuit trips on both. - Disconnected light fixture, circuit does not trip, and hot wire has current. - And lastly, swapped light fixture for same (had ordered two identical chandeliers) and the same problem occurs.
CLOSING COMMENTS I was totally thinking I had screwed up the light with the short, but second chandelier has same problem. And if the breaker tripped with the light disconnected, I would go down the route that there was a problem with wiring or ground, etc., but it holds.
I am stumped. Appreciate any thoughts and ideas!