I just had my basement remodeled, including extensive electric work. Now the light fixture in my utility room doesn't work. Electrician claimed my fixture died, so I said I'd replace it. Bought a new one on Amazon.
Wired it up, white to white screw, black to gold screw. Bulb won't turn on. Tried multiple known-good LED and incandescent bulbs. Nothing. Voltage difference between black wire and ground is 120 volts. When the bulb is installed, voltage difference between white wire and ground is 100 volts - so I guess the bulb load is consuming 20 volts? Without the bulb, there is no voltage at the white wire.
What's going on? Did the electricians mess up my neutral upstream or something? Everything else on this circuit works. I tried bending up the copper contact in the fixture - no change.