4 wires from ceiling fan box, 3 wires from new ceiling fan

Old 06-24-17, 01:36 PM
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4 wires from ceiling fan box, 3 wires from new ceiling fan

I have checked the web and this site...and while there were people with similar questions, no one that I could find had the exact question. I suspect I just missed it so I apologize in advance.

I have a ceiling fan/light on my patio. It is powered by two switches in the house: one for the fan and the other for the light. There is also a dimmer slider underneath the light switch.

I turned off the power and took down the ceiling fan/light this morning. In the ceiling box there were four wires: Black, White, Red and a bare copper wire.

The old fan I took down also had four wires: Black, White, Blue and Green.

The connections were as follows:

Black - Black
White - White
Blue - Red
Green - bare copper.

The new fan my wife bought last week has...three wires: Black, White and Green.

Can I still use this ceiling fan/light? Do I have to buy one that has the four wires?

Thank you for your help. I hope I have provided all of the relevant information.

Old 06-24-17, 02:44 PM
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The fan you describe uses a remote so only one switch will be used. Cap the red at the fan and at the switch with wire nuts and use only the black and white wires plus ground (geen are bare).

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