Wiring hunter fan


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Old 10-19-19, 04:58 PM
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Wiring hunter fan

I am replacing a hunter ashlyn 21348 fan with a hunter echo bluff 51075 fan. The old fan made a popping noise and the fan lights stopped working suddenly (fan still worked). The bulbs all looked slightly blackened.

There are two switches in the room. One controlled the fan light. One controlled the fan.

The new fan seems to indicate I should have four wires coming out of the ceiling but only three are present: a white, a black, and a green.

I wired the white to the white of the fan.
I wired the black to the black and blue of the fan.
I wired the green to the green of the fan and the green on the mounting plate.

The old fan had black to black, white to white, and the ceiling green to a fan black/white striped wire.

The fan and light work but only off one switch (the switch that used to just work the fan itself on the old fan. The other switch (the old light switch) doesn’t seem to do anything anymore.’

Where did I go wrong? Maybe the green was supposed to go to the blue on the fan?

Thank you!
 
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Old 10-19-19, 05:23 PM
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Your description indicates it was not possible have two switches controlling the old fan. You do not have enough wires. Was there possibly a remote involved on the old fan?
 
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Old 10-20-19, 10:31 AM
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Thanks for the reply!

There is no remote that I know of. I bought the house 5 years ago and there are two separate switches in the room about 6 inches apart from each other and they controlled the fan/fan light separately.

Maybe it was a DIY job that was done wrong?

I've attached a picture of the how the old ashlyn 21348 was wired.

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Old 10-20-19, 10:56 AM
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Someone used a green ground for the second switch. Very dangerous idea. At least it is insulated. Makes it .5% less dangerous.
 
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Old 10-20-19, 11:06 AM
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Is that a blue wire ? Looks like white, black and green.
 
 

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