Attaching Hunter light kit - not working

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Old 03-17-10, 01:21 PM
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Attaching Hunter light kit - not working

I'm totally new at this kind of stuff, but was encouraged by my local Home Depot that it is quite simple to add light kit to ceiling fan.

Their instructions seemed simple, but the wiring was different than expected. Told to look for a single black, blue & white wire (marked with use for light) from the fan. Easily found the blue & white, but the black was paired with another black. So instead of connecting black to black & white to white as Hunter kit instructed I tried black light kit wire to blue fan wire & white to white wire. Should I have done something with black wires ? Obviously, something is wrong as light is not working.

Bought the house with fan installed, do not know if the light power lead is connected at ceiling.

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Laura
 

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Old 03-17-10, 02:44 PM
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Blue wire of fan to black of light is ok but you need to drop the canopy to see if the blue is hooked up and to what.
 
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that's what I was afraid of - I was hoping I wouldn't have to take the fan down from the ceiling.

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Old 03-17-10, 06:03 PM
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You probably don't need to take the fan down, just drop the ceiling canopy. I'd bet you'll find the blue wire taped or capped off and not connected to the power.
 
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