Need help with wiring a celing fan w/light kit


Old 01-03-06, 05:07 PM
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Need help with wiring a celing fan w/light kit

I have a ceiling fan and light kit where the light and fan have separate switches that control them. Also, the light is on a dimmer. In addition, the light kit works off of a 3-way switch.

I had this installed previously, but had a problem with the fan and have to re-install a new one.

There are 4 wires coming out of the ceiling: white, black, red, green. The ceiling fan/light kit has 4 wires: white, black, blue and green.

Can anyone guide me as to how to hook this up correctly so that the light will work on the dimmer as well as on the 3-way and the fan will work on its own separate switch?

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Old 01-03-06, 05:16 PM
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The normal connections, not guaranted to work in every situation, and assuming you just have one wire of each color in the ceiling box, would be:
  • Ceiling black to fan black.
  • Ceiling white to fan white.
  • Ceiling green to fan green.
  • Ceiling red to fan blue.
Old 01-03-06, 05:54 PM
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And if the wrong switch works the fan and light just swap the red and black wires at the ceiling.
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