Wiring problem with range hood

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Old 09-25-16, 05:48 AM
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Wiring problem with range hood

I am having issues with range hood change in my mobile home. I shut off the breaker that controls my range hood along with my kitchen, bathroom, hall, and bedroom lights. When I removed the range hood, it had 2 sets of wires going to it, 1 for light and 1 for fan. The new hood only has 1 wire, so I turned breaker on to test both sets of wires. 1 tested dead and the other was live, so I connected the live wire to the range hood. I taped off the other wire really well, and set it aside. The new hood works, but now my bathroom light does not. Please help.
 
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Old 09-25-16, 06:04 AM
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The wire that tested dead was likely the feed to the bathroom light, so I suggest you un-tape it and connect it to the hot wire along with the hood.
 
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Old 09-25-16, 06:05 AM
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it had 2 sets of wires going to it, 1 for light and 1 for fan.
From what you write that is incorrect. What you had was power in and power out to the rest of the outlets*. The wires should have remained connected together and the new vent connected to them.
I taped off the other wire really well, and set it aside.
Best to use wire nuts not tale.

*An outlet is anywhere power is used such as a light or receptacle.
 
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Old 09-25-16, 06:31 AM
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Ok. Relooking at it, the old hood has 1 black and 2 white wires. I guess I shouldn't be doing wiring at 0100. So, my fix is the wire that other set of wires back into it?
 
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Old 09-25-16, 06:43 AM
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Yes, just like they were before.
 
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