Ceiling fan wiring


Old 06-17-01, 02:35 PM
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We are installing a ceiling fan and in the box there is three different wires coming in. two of the wires are your basic black, white and bare. The third has four wires black, white, bare and red. The back and red are connected to the light switch. Do i connect all the white wires together including the one on the fan to make four? Same with back including the blue wire from the fan? and the bare wires together. But what about the red wire? Where does that get connected too? Please help! Thanks
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Old 06-17-01, 04:08 PM
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It sounds like your light switch is semi-prewired to handle thing's like fans. If you check with a meter or voltage tester, you will likely find that the black one is constant hot and supplys power _to_ the switch, and the red is the switched leg returning _from_ the switch.

If so, you can connect the fan white to the whites. The fan black to the blacks (if you want the motor independent of the light switch) and the blue for the light kit to the red from the switch.
Old 06-17-01, 04:32 PM
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Thanks for your help! Appreciate you quick response!

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