Wiring ceiling fan no light to ceiling with a loop


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Old 10-17-19, 12:52 PM
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Wiring ceiling fan no light to ceiling with a loop

Ceiling 3 black wires, 3 white wires red wire ground.
Operated by a switch NO DIMMER on Wall.
Also wires in ceiling operate 2 wall outlets.
so someone wired 3 black and 3 white. So old fan when u flipped wall switch the light on ceiling fan went on and off but the fan continued to run unless you pulled the chain on the fan.
I have a new fan no light. I have no clue what's hot or not. Nothing is marked.
I can cap the red wire coming out of the ceiling as I'm guessing that was for the light on the old fan?
How do I sort out the other wires 3 black 3 white?
I'm assuming this is a loop that someone did prior to us.
Thank you.
 
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Old 10-17-19, 05:14 PM
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Leave the other wires as they were. They are unswitched live power in and out.
 
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Old 10-17-19, 09:02 PM
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If you want the fan switched from the wall.... use the red and the white/neutral splice.
If you don't want the switch to work.... use the black/hot splice and the white/neutral splice.
Cap off the red.

Like joed mentioned.... the three blacks and three white must all remain connected.
 
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Old 10-19-19, 10:33 AM
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Red should never be used for a ground. Grounds should be bare or green.
 
 

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