A new chandelier is being installed in the dining room.The old chandelier worked fine but was pretty dated. One switch on the wall to turn chandelier off and on.
Removed the old chandelier. Here is what I found:
- 3 blackish(brownish) wires twisted together (Live?) presumably the chandelier live connection
- 1 neutral (whitish/brownish insulation connected to the chandelier neutral.
- There was no apparent ground wire in the fixture, however the new chandelier does have a ground wire.
- Another two wires that looked like neutral (whitish brownish) were hooked up together.No connection to old chandelier.
Breaker turned off. After securely installing the mounting plate into horsehair plaster around the old metal box in the ceiling (round) I proceeded as follows:
Connected the new chandelier live wire to the 3 black live wire bunch
Connected the new chandelier neutral to the neutral wire that was connected to the lone white neutral to the old chandelier.
Left the other white wires (D. above) alone.
Connected new chandelier ground to mounting plate "green" nut and then as best as possible to the old metal fixture.
Turned on the breaker on (but not the wall switch) and the breaker slammed off (presumably due to a short)
So now what am I doing wrong?