Ceiling Fan Wiring

Old 12-28-02, 11:09 AM
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Unhappy Ceiling Fan Wiring

Help! Trying to replace a ceiling fan fixture. When old ceiling fan was removed the wiring came off and gave no indication of how it was originally wired. The light fixture turned off at the wall switch but the fan would still run. I would like to keep this scenario. Looking at the box I see the following. On the left side of the junction box are two wires coming each consisting of black/white/ground. On the right side of the junction box are two more sets of wires each consisting of black/white/ground. Three blacks and one white wire are connected together, two white wires are connected together, leaving a single black and single white. The new ceiling fan has one each white, black, blue. How do I connect the wiring so that the light fixture from the fan will turn off at the switch but the fan will continue to run unless turned off with pull switch.
Old 12-28-02, 01:19 PM
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If my understanding is correct you have four 2-wire cables in the ceiling outlet box and one of the cables connects to a single-pole wall switch.Check the connections at the switch. If there is only one 2-wire cable in the switch box then you will have to determine which one of the 2-wire cables in the ceiling box connects to the switch.This could be done by switching the power at the ceiling outlet box Off and then testing across the Black and White of each 2-wire cable at the ceiling box with an ohmmeter.With the switch On the meter will read Zero ohms and when you turn the switch Off you'll "lose" the Zero reading. This will have to be done to determine how the final connections will be made------Good Luck!!!
Old 12-28-02, 01:39 PM
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Thanks for the response. Actually figured it out. The extra single white wire was supposed to be connected with all of the others to continue the circuit to the rest of the room. The single black is the control for the light kit and the grouped black with hot white controls the fan. After four hours of work all of the lights on that particular breaker work and the ceiling fand and light fixture work perfectly. Thanks Again!!!

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