Hooking up ceiling fan. Outlet box has 4 sets of two wires.

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Old 08-31-19, 04:34 PM
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Hooking up ceiling fan. Outlet box has 4 sets of two wires.

I am tasked with replacing a ceiling fan in a room. When I disconnected old set up, I found 4 sets of 2 wires. 2 wires being black and white. The 4 black go to one marette. 3 of the four go to another marette leaving one line white wire to hook up. My ceiling fan has black white and blue wires. No ground in outlet. How do I connect the ceiling fan to this set up? Anyone got an idea?
 
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Old 08-31-19, 04:45 PM
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Hi, what was the old fixture connected to? does the fan have lights also?
Is this box a fan rated box?
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Sounds like a miswired switch loop. The white wire most likely is a hot that switches on and off with a wall switch.

what type of controls does your new fan have?
Typical hook up with no remote is to switch the light and use chains for the fan. For that setup connect the fan white the white bundle.
Connect the fan black the black bundle.
Connect the fan blue the single white.
 
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The last connection was another ceiling fan. It was able to turn on by the wall switch. It also had a remote once it was on. After the fact I realized I should have taken a picture of how it was connected prior. Many of my good searches stated black was the hot. On my wall switch, the white wire is on top where the switch turns on. Black is on bottom.
 
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How would like your new fan to be controlled? Wall switch? remote? switch and remote?
 
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New fan is switch from wall. Pull string on unit. No remote. Will it be as simple as matching white to white and black to black? Or are the wire colors backwards? Looking to attempt hook up here soon. Thanks
 
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Hi, post some pics of what you have there, do you have a single white in the fan box?
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Hook up like I said in post #3.
 
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Oh you can post pics? Didnt know that. One sec
 
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......trouble uploading or finding pic from phone to toss to forum.
 
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I'm not tech savvy I spose. How do you upload a pic? Or can I email you the pic?
 
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1) Completely cap off the black splice.
2) Clean up the white splice and that is the neutral/white to your fan.
3) The white wire IS the switched hot. It should be taped another color than white. Red, blue or black would be good. This "white" wire connects to the black and blue from the fan.
 
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I listened to what you guys had to say and it worked! Fixed er two days ago and no fires! Thank you very much! I am very thankful for your help!
 
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Good job. Name:  thumb.jpg
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