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Old 12-21-02, 11:34 AM
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Okay, I will try to be very clear.


I have a switch on the wall,which controls a light fixture over the sink and a ceiling fan.




1.The ceiling fan was removed.

2.We don't remember how the orginal wiring was.

3.Inside the box where the ceiling is going is...
3 sets of wires.

A. 1 goes to the light over the sink, I can see were it is going. black/white.

B. 1 goes to the switch on the wall.black/white

C. 1 apparently is power. black/white. Determined by trial and error. I can wire the power to the fixure over the sink and turn it on and off.

I do not know how to wire these back together to even make the light over the sink work again and incorporate the ceiling fan.

Ceiling fan is 3 speed with light fixure, just like the old one. blue/black/white
 
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Old 12-21-02, 12:48 PM
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Please confirm that the switch has exactly one black wire and one white wire connected to it, and there are no other wires in the box (not counting grounding wires). If so, read on.

Next, confirm that your guess about the power cable is correct. With all wires disconnected at the fan, the breaker on, and the wall switch off, you should be able to measure 120 volts between that cable black and white (with a neon tester or a voltmeter).

I'm a bit worried about your comment, "I can wire the power to the fixture over the sink and turn it on and off." I'm not sure what that means exactly. Can you clarify?

If everything checks out, then proceed as below.

Call the cable between the fan and the switch "S".
Call the cable between the fan and the light "L".
Call the probable power cable "P".
Call the wires from the fan "F".
bk=black
be=blue
w=white

(1) Connect Pbk to Sw.
(2) Connect Pw to Lw to Fw.
(3) Connect Sbk to Lbk to Fbk to Fbe.

Of course, connect all grounding wires.
 
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Old 12-21-02, 01:39 PM
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Thank you John Nelson!!

Just to clarify before I make an attemp, this is what I understood.

Power/ black to switch/ white

Power/ white to light /white to fan/ white

Switch/ black to light/ black to fan/ black to fan/ blue.

Thank you ever so much
 
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Old 12-21-02, 02:18 PM
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Yes, that's correct, assuming you confirm those two things I asked you to check.
 
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