Need help wiring ceiling fan with light kit

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Old 07-14-12, 10:07 PM
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Need help wiring ceiling fan with light kit

I would like to know if it is possible to wire my ceiling fan with light kit so that the light is controlled by the light switch and the fan is controlled only by the pull strings.

The switch box has black, red, white and ground wires. The ceiling box has black, white and ground (no red). My ceiling fan has black and blue (fan motor and fan light), white (neutral) and green (ground).

Can it be done?
 
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Old 07-14-12, 11:22 PM
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Unless there is another conductor in the back of the box it does not appear that there is a separate hot for the fan or light.
 
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Old 07-15-12, 05:43 AM
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Is the red wire in the switch box connected to anything?
 
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Two conductors are in the switch box. White to white, black to black and pigtailed (I belive this is the correct term) directly to the switch and then the red is connected directly to the switch.
 
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Old 07-15-12, 08:20 AM
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Like this? Plus pigtails.

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Here is what it looks like.
 
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Ceiling box has single black and single white.

My ceiling fan has black and blue (fan motor and fan light), white (neutral)
 
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Old 07-15-12, 08:48 AM
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black to black and pigtailed (I belive this is the correct term) directly to the switch
So one of those blacks is the hot.
and then the red is connected directly to the switch
So that would be power to your fan but you wrote:
The ceiling box has black, white and ground (no red).
So logically there must be another box between the switch and the ceiling box where the red goes and the black and white cable to the ceiling begins.

One guess would be an attic Jbox but I'm more inclined to guess the ceiling fan was an add on and originally the room had a switched receptacle instead of an overhead light. You need to open the receptacles in the room and look for the red wire.
 
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While you look for that red wire. Determine which wire in the switch box is hot. It is possible the red is hot and the switch feeds two locations. Not likely, but it would help us to know exactly which wire is hot.
 
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Do not use a non-contact tester, its results are unreliable. Use a multimeter (analog is best but digital is okay) or test light or solenoid tester.
 
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Old 07-15-12, 02:24 PM
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Two conductors are in the switch box. White to white, black to black and pigtailed (I belive this is the correct term) directly to the switch and then the red is connected directly to the switch.
What does that switch control now, or what did it control before you started?
 
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what does the blk & blue wires in fan hook too?

The fan I was installing fell and the blk wire was pulled out of the fan wiring. After putting it back I now have a blk and blue wire in the fan wiring with loose ends. What do they hook too? thanks
 
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Welcome to the forums. Are they still attached to the fan? If so the blue wire goes to the light switch wire (sometimes red), and the black goes to the switch controlling the fan (usually black) NOW if you only have one switch, or the fan operates solely off power from the ceiling box, the black and blue can be connected together and attached to the black wire coming from the ceiling box.
 
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