This is my first time attempting at kind of home electrical repair, so hope people here can help.
One morning I woke up and my kitchen light (ceiling mounted fixture) wasn't working anymore. Wasn't a burned out bulb.
Upon troubleshooting the breaker and the light switch, I concluded the problem was the fixture decided to just die and pack it in. I live in a two year old condo, and was surprised this fixture would die so soon. Cheap garbage, I guess.
I now have a new fixture and am in the process of installing it.
The question is how do I ground the new fixture? The instructions are unclear.
I have a bare grounding wire coming off the fixture. The fixture mount also came with a green grounding screw.
Coming out of the ceiling, I have a green grounding wire, but I assume has never been used because the insulation runs right to the tip and was never stripped.
What's the best and easiest way to ground the new fixture?
(Interesting observation: The old fixture I removed had no green screw, no bare ground wire, and considering the green wire from the ceiling was tucked away and completely unstripped, does that mean whomever installed the old fixture didn't bother to ground it at all???)