Ceiling Fan wiring


Old 07-27-03, 05:23 PM
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Question Ceiling Fan wiring

I'm trying to install a Hampton Bay ceiling fan with a wall switch that contains two knobs. One to control the light, and one to controll the fan..

The Wall switch itself contains three wires - Red on the top right, Black on the bottom right, and Yellow on the bottom left.

The wire in the wall connected to the wall switch contains four wires;
Bare - Connected to the wall box
Red - Connected to the red wire on the wall switch.
Black - Connected to the Yellow wire on the wall switch
White - Connected to the Black wire on the wall switch.

At the mounting box for the ceiling fan, there are two sets of wires coming in; The one from the wall switch (with the four wires), and a 3-wire set (black, white, and bare).

The ceiling fan contains a green, black, blue, and white wire.

I'm not concerned with the green/bare wires. I know where they all go.

Attached is a very rough sketch of how the wiring is set up. I'm just not sure how to connect the wires at the fan.

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Old 07-27-03, 07:59 PM
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Was there anything there before, or did a builder just leave wires hanging out of the wall? Do you know if the ceiling is prewired for a ceiling fan? Does it have a fan-rated box in the ceiling? Please provide more details and history.
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