Ceiling fan help

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Ceiling fan help

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I had to remove a ceiling fan to reinforce the bracket that holds it in place and while doing so the fixture slipped and the fan wires came off the wires in the ceiling. The light fixture wires are all in place but there are 2 green, 1 white and 1 black set of wires. The wires from the ceiling are all brown and cannot tell which wires to hook up to. Can anyone help?
 
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Old 07-19-14, 05:24 AM
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Welcome to the forums! Can you post pictures of the wires from the ceiling box? It is odd to have "brown" wires exclusively, or brown wires at all unless you have conduit. Is the wire cloth covered? http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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Ceiling fan wire pics

Here are the pics.
There are 2 wires with the yellow wire nut that are hot and the single wire has continuity when off but hot when on. Thanks for the help.
 
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Old 07-19-14, 03:53 PM
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Do you have an analog voltmeter,if so check between the single conductor and the and the other group of wires ,with the switch on you should get 120 volts between the correct group,switch off 0 volts. Connect the black and blue wires from the fan to the single conductor and the white to the other group just tested.
By the way that box is not a fan rated box just to clarify things.
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Do I leave the two hot wires on the yellow wire nut alone?
 
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I will replace the 4" box. That was in there prior to buying the house. What about the green wire. Do I leave that alone or ground it to the new box I install?
 
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Old 07-19-14, 06:27 PM
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If the box does not have aground just coil the green up and leave it. There is nothing to connect it to. If you have Bx cable connect the green to the box. Box must be metal if you have Bx. While old style Bx is not considered an adequate ground it won't hurt.
 
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Old 07-19-14, 06:31 PM
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Do I leave the two hot wires on the yellow wire nut alone?
If it worked before you don't change it.
 
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If you can determine which other wire is in the cable from the switch (the cable with the uncapped wire)the white wire from the fan should connect to them it appears in the pic it should be the set with the black wire nut in which case the yellow wire should be tucked back in the box.
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Ok. Just to clarify
Green-Tuck inside box
White- To the set with black wire nut
Blue and Black- to single wire

I checked the set with the yellow wire nut and it shows a constant 120v current
The single wire shows continuity when switch is off but 120v when on.
 

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Old 07-20-14, 05:41 AM
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That's it! Assuming the continuity from the switch was between the single conductor and the black wirenut.
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